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ben·zo·ic 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.

[From benzoin.]

benzoic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline solid occurring in many natural resins, used in the manufacture of benzoates, plasticizers, and dyes and as a food preservative (E210). Formula: C6H5COOH. Systematic name: benzenecarboxylic acid

benzo′ic ac′id


n.
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C7H6O2, used chiefly as a preservative, in the synthesis of dyes, and in medicine as a germicide.
[1785–95; benzo (in 1) + -ic]

ben·zo·ic acid

(bĕn-zō′ĭk)
An aromatic, white, crystalline acid, C7H6O2, used in preserving food, as a cosmetic, and in medicine.
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Noun1.benzoic acid - a white crystalline solid occurring in many resins
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
Translations
bentsoehappo
acide benzoïque
benzoesav
asam benzoat
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Simultaneous determination of sorbic and benzoic acids in food dressing by headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography.
Benzoic acid (BA) is one of the most important additives in the food industry.
Antibacterial activities of phenolic benzaldehydes and benzoic acids against Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica.
Monohydroxy benzoic acids with the -OH moiety at the ortho- or para-position to the -COOH show no antioxidant activity, though the same is not true for the m-hydroxybenzoic acid.
The presence of acetic or benzoic acids decreased the temperature range at which these microorganisms grow, indicating that their viability at high or low temperatures is strongly influenced by the presence of preservatives.
New data from Robert Cooksey and his colleagues at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the National Research Council of Canada in Saskatoon, show that flavonoids in the hulls of millet, when broken down by bacteria in the gut, can be transformed into resorcinol; a functionally similar variant known as "substituted' resorcinol; dihydroxy benzoic acids; and yet another potent thyroid-function inhibitor, ferulic acid.
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Abstract 3-amino-4-hydroxyl benzoic acid phosphate was synthesized from 4-chloro benzoic acid through three steps, the whole process was cost-effective in which the materials in each step were reused.
Otten, "Benzoic acid amides for mycobacterium infections," US Patent no.