benzoate benzoate


  • (n) any salt or ester of benzoic acid


  1. In recent years dermatologists have been curing itchers with benzyl benzoate, which causes less rash.
  2. Useful in carefully prescribed amounts are paregoric, codein, heroin, antipyrin, chloral hydrate, benzyl benzoate.
  3. They have also made sucrose octa-acetate and sucrose benzoate, which are valuable in certain kinds of lacquers and adhesives and in the manufacture of paper.



  • "This latest study is alarming, given that sodium benzoate is present in foods that are widely consumed by children, such as biscuits, sauces, fruit drinks and diet fizzy drinks such as Diet Coke and Sprite Zero," Greens' Safe Food Spokesperson...
    on May 27, 2007 By: Sue Kedgley Source:

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