benzoic acid


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benzoic acid

 [ben-zo´ik]
an antifungal agent used as a pharmaceutical and food preservative and, with salicylic acid, as a topical antifungal agent. The sodium salt, sodium benzoate, is also used as an antifungal agent and may be used as a test for liver function.

ben·zo·ic ac·id

(ben-zō'ik as'id),
Occurring naturally in gum benzoin, it is used as a food preservative, locally as a fungistatic, and orally as an antiseptic. It is excreted rapidly as hippuric acid.

benzoic acid

/ben·zo·ic ac·id/ (ben-zo´ik) a fungistatic compound used as a pharmaceutical and food preservative and, with salicylic acid, as a topical antifungal agent.

benzoic acid

(bĕn-zō′ĭk)
n.
An aromatic white crystalline acid, C7H6O2, used as a food preservative and in dentifrices, germicides, and the manufacturing and processing of dyes.

benzoic acid

[benzō′ik]
a keratolytic agent, usually used with salicylic acid as an ointment in the treatment of athlete's foot and ringworm of the scalp. It has little antifungal action but makes deep infections accessible to more potent preparation. Mild irritation may occur at the site of application.

benzoic acid

A colourless crystalline solid which is the simplest aromatic carboxylic acid. It is obtained from benzoin and other balsams by sublimation or decoction. It is used as a food preservative and is a key organic molecule for synthesising drugs and industrial chemicals.

ben·zo·ic ac·id

(ben-zō'ik as'id)
Occurring naturally in gum benzoin, it is used as a food preservative, locally as a fungistatic, and orally as an antiseptic. It is excreted rapidly as hippuric acid.

benzoic acid

A drug used externally, often in combination with SALICYLIC ACID, to assist in the healing of leg ulcers by the removal of superficial dead tissue (sloughs). The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Aserbine.

ben·zo·ic ac·id

(ben-zō'ik as'id)
Natural agent in gum benzoin, used as a food preservative a fungistatic, and oral as an antiseptic.

benzoic acid

an acid from benzoin and other resins and from coal tar, used as an antifungal agent in pharmaceutical preparations and as a germicide. The sodium salt of benzoic acid, sodium benzoate, is used as an antifungal agent in pharmaceutical preparations, and may be used as a test for liver function. It was at one time used as a food preservative although now replaced in pet foods because of its toxicity in cats.
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Effects of benzoic acid and thymol on growth performance and diarrhoea in piglets
The viscosity of 15 and 20 vol% alumina suspensions with additions of benzoic acid at various wt% based on alumina are shown in Fig.
Five chemicals, ethyl butyrate, benzoic acid, methyl anthranilate, dimethyl anthranilate, and ethyl dodecanoate contributed the highest percentages to the total volatiles.
Benzoflex benzoic acid esters for PVC include Benzoflex 9-88 dipropylene glycol dibenzoate, Benzoflex 2-45 diethylene glycol dibenzoate, Benzoflex 50 (a blend of 9-88 and Benzoflex 2-45), Benzoflex 2088, Benzoflex 2160 (blends of benzoate plasticizers), and Benzoflex 284 propylene glycol dibenzoate.
Determination of benzoic acid and hippuric acid in human plasma and urine by HPLC .
The compounds selected were salicylic acid (soluble in water, insoluble in octane), benzoic acid (dissolves in water as well as in octane), and stearic acid (insoluble in water, soluble in octane).
Excessive quantities of the preservatives sorbic acid and benzoic acid were also found in two of the tested products.
Kharana and Cleland (1992) showed that 10 [micro]M salicylic acid or benzoic acid induced flowering of L.
Benzoic acid and benzoates (E210-219) an anti bacterial and anti fungal preservative, can affect asthmatics, hyperactive children and people sensitive to aspirin.
The government also will give priority to development of chemical industry based on agricultural products like sorbitol, calcium citrate, citric acid, lysine, benzoic acid and activated carbon.
We reported last year at this meeting that the micellar solubility of benzoic acid was directly related to the concentration of the Pluronic F-68 after the CMC was exceeded.