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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ Benzoic Acid Technical Grade, Flake

  • Agriculture intermediates
  • Cosmetic ingredients - lips
  • Cosmetic ingredients eyes & face
  • Personal care ingredients

Product Description
Benzoic acid is a mono-functional, aromatic acid, which is widely used as a building block for the synthesis of alkyd resins. When used as a component of alkyd resins, it improves gloss, hardness and chemical resistance.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
Boiling Point 
     @ 1 mm Hg96 °C
     @ 5 mm Hg118-120 °C
     @ 760 mm Hg249.2 °C
Flake thickness 
     mm (average)1.2
Flash Point 
     Closed Cup121.11 °C
     Open cup>93.3 °C
Melting range121-123 °C
Molecular Weight122.13
OdorFaint, slightly aromatic
     AcetoneEasily soluble
     Cold waterPartially soluble
     Eiethyl etherSoluble
     Hot waterEasily soluble
     MethanolEasily soluble
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C/25°C1.2659

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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