Benzocaine Ph. Eur.


CAS no. 94-09-7

Benzocaine is a popular local anesthetic used in topical pain reliefers or in cough syrups. 

It is used in various forms: creams, ointments, gels, lozenges, sprays and more.

BHM Chemicals is a supplier of high quality Ph. Eur. and USP grades Benzocaine suitable for use in various application for human and veterinary use. 

Minimum order quantity: 25kg




Content (Assay)


Melting point

Appearance of solution

Acidity or alkalinity

Loss on drying

Sulphated ash




White or almost white, crystalline powder or colourless crystals. Very slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96%).

99.0% to 101.0% (dried substance)

Conforms to Ph. Eur. tests

89 °C to 92 °C

As per Ph. Eur. test: The solution is clear and colourless

As per Ph. Eur. test: The solution remains colourless and not more than 0.5 ml of 0.01 M NaOH is required to change the colour of the indicator.

Maximum 0.5%

Maximum 0.1%

Non-hazardous chemical

Keep container tightly closed in a cool and dry place and protected from light. Protect from contamination by foreign substances.