Benzyl benzoate 98% [120-51-4]
Benzyl benzoate is used as an ingredient in anti-acne agents. It has strong oxidizing properties, has antibacterial and keratolytic properties, stimulates granulation processes and collagen synthesis. The antibacterial effect is based on the release of active atomic oxygen from the benzoyl peroxide molecule, which inhibits the growth of anaerobic bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide, due to its antibacterial and keratolytic effect, reduces the number of blackheads and removes inflammatory eruptions. It improves the oxygen supply of tissues, easily passes into the stratum corneum, where it is metabolized in keratinocytes to benzoic acid and excreted in the urine.
Physical description. Clear, colorless liquid (20 ° C)
Color (APHA) ≤ 20
Refractive index (20 ° C) 1.560 – 1.570
Specific gravity (25 ° C) 1.116 – 1.120
Acid value ≤ 1.0 mg KOH / g
Benzyl alcohol ≤ 0.1%
Benzaldehyde ≤ 0.05%
Melting point ≥ 17.0 ° C
Purity (GC) ≥ 99.5%
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