Benzoic acid acts as an intermediate in the making of alkyd resins.
Benzoic acid and its salts are used as food preservatives
Benzoate plasticisers, such as the glycol-, diethylene glycol-, and triethyl ENE glycol esters, are obtained by transesterification of methyl benzoate with the corresponding diol Alternatively these species arise by treatment of benzoyl chloride with the diol. These plasticisers are used similarly to those derived from the terephthalic acid ester.
Benzoic acid is a precursor to benzoyl chloride is an important starting material for several benzoic acid derivates like benzyl benzoate, which is used in artificial flavours and insect repellents
Benzoic acid; carboxybenzene; E210; benzenecarboxylic acid