Benzyl Benzoate Ph. Eur


CAS no. 120-51-4

Benzyl Benzoate is a substance with a multiple uses but mainly in veterinary and human medicine and as an insect repellent. As a medication it is used externally in the form of lotion to treat scabies and lice in humans as well as animals. It is also present in many asthma and whooping cough drugs.


In veterinary Benzyl benzoate is used as a topical acaricide, scabicide, and pediculicide. It is very popular especially in treatments for horses.


Other uses of Benzyl Benzoate include repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes. It is also used as a dye carrier, solvent for cellulose derivatives, plasticizer, and fixative in the perfume industry.

BHM Chemicals is a supplier of high quality Ph. Eur. grade Benzyl Benzoate suitable for use in veterinary and pharmaceutical applications. 

Minimum order quantity: 225kg




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Colourless or almost colourless crystals or colourless or almost colourless, oily liquid. Practically insoluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96%), with methylene chloride and with fatty and essential oils. Eb: about 320 °C.

99.0% to 100.5%

Conforms to Ph. Eur. tests

As per Ph. Eur. test: Not more than 0.2ml is required to change the colour of the indicator to pink

1.118 to 1.122

1.568 to 1.570

Minimum 17.0 °C

Maximum 0.1%

Class 9, UN 3082, PG III

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