Benzyl Benzoate USP/FCC

Kalama® Benzyl Benzoate is widely used in the perfume and pharmaceutical industries. Its high molecular weight and nearly odorless nature make it a widely used perfume fixative. It also has application as a solvent for artificial musks, and as a plasticizer for cellulose acetate, and nitro cellulose. Kalama®  Benzyl Benzoate is used in topical formulations for the treatment of lice and scabies and has application in confectioneries and chewing gum. It is also used in the manufacture of fine candle products, where it is used to incorporate fragrances into wax and in addition, promotes clean burning. Benzyl benzoate is an FDA approved Synthetic Flavoring Substance (21 CFR § 172.515).


Attribute Value
Production Facility Kalama, WA, USA
CAS No. 120-51-4
Flavor/Fragrance Notes Nearly odorless
Typical Properties
Assay USP/EP (titration): 99.0-100.5% of phenyl methyl benzoate; FCC (GC): 99.0% minimum
Odor Nearly odorless
Color Colorless
Appearance Clear liquid
Flash Point 148C (298F)
Refractive Index (20C) 1.568 - 1.570
Density (20C) (g/ml) 1.118 - 1.122
Specific Gravity (25C) 1.116 - 1.120
Solidification Point 18 - 21C (64 - 70F)
Acid Value (mgKOH/g) 1.0 maximum
Application Group Application Description   Notes
Flavor & Fragrance Blend Fragrance Application High molecular weight and nearly odorless. Widely used perfume fixative Odorless
Food Flavor Application Flavor application in confectioneries and chewing gums Nearly odorless
Household Care Fragrance Application Used in Fine Candles. Solvent for artificial musks. Nearly Odorless

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