Benzyl Benzoate 99% BP



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Benzyl benzoate is an organic compound which is used as a medication and insect repellent. As a medication it is used to treat scabies and lice. For scabies either permethrin or malathion is typically preferred. It is applied to the skin as a lotion. Typically two to three applications are needed. It is also present in Balsam of Peru, Tolu balsam, and in a number of flowers.

Side effects may include irritation of the skin. It is not recommended in children. It is also used in other animals; however, it is considered toxic to cats. How it works is unclear.

  • Used in creation of many asthma and whooping cough drugs
  • As an excipient in some testosterone-replacemet medications
  • As a topical acaricide, scabicide and pediculicide in veterinary hospitals
  • As a repellent for chiggers, ticks and mosquitoes
  • As a dye carrier
  • As a solvent for cellulose derivatives
  • As a plasticiser
  • As a fixative in perfume industry

Melting point: 21°C

Boiling point: 323.5°C

Flash Point: 148°C

Ignition temperature: 480°C

Vapour pressure at 25° C: 0.0305 Pa

Relative Density: 1.1 at 25°C

Solubility in Water: 15.3 mg/L at 20°C

Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: Log Kow: 4 at 20°C


Hazard Class: 9

Packing Group: 3

Hazard Phrases: Harmful if swallowed. Very toxic to aquatic life. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Prec Phrases:  Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do no eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Avoid release to the environment. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/container in accordance to local law.


Cas No: 120-51-4
Einecs No: 204-402-9

HS CODE: 2916310010


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