Benzoic Acid is a colorless crystalline solid with the chemical formula C6H5COOH. It is the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid. Benzoic acid occurs naturally in many plants and serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of many secondary metabolites. Salts of benzoic acid are used as food preservatives and benzoic acid is an important precursor for the industrial synthesis of many other organic substances.
|Melting point||122.4 °C|
|Loss on Drying (%)||0.04|
|Heavy Metal (As Pub) (PPM)||2|
|Chloride (As Cal) (PPM)||50|
|Arsenic (as As) (PPM)||2|
|Halogen, Halogen ide (PPM)||200 PPM|
|Residue on ignition (%)||0.03|