Phenyl carboxylic acid
White powder or crystals with a strong odor.
Benzoic acid has good anti-microbial
features, but because it does not dissolve well in water,
sodium benzoate is often
used, because in acidic solutions it converts to benzoic acid,
and sodium benzoate dissolves very well in water.
Benzoic acid is used as an anti-microbial agent.
It is found in toothpastes and mouthwashes, cosmetics, and
benzoic acid: InChI=1/C7H6O2/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,(H,8,9)/f/h8H
By Simon Quellen Field