Benzyl benzoate is the organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2O2CC6H5. It is the ester of benzyl alcohol and benzoic acid.
Benzyl benzoate is used as an acaricide, scabicide, and pediculicide in veterinary hospitals. It is also a repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes. It is an effective and inexpensive topical treatment for human scabies. It has vasodilating and spasmolytic effects and is present in many asthma and whooping cough drugs.
Other uses of benzyl benzoate are dye carrier, solvent for cellulose derivatives, plasticizer, and fixative in the perfume industry
- Benzyl benzoate is used to treat lice and scabies infestations. benzyl benzoate is believed to be absorbed by the lice and mites and to destroy them by acting on their nervous system.
Benzyl benzoate has low acute toxicity in laboratory animals. It is rapidly hydrolyzed to benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol, which are subsequently metabolized to benzoic acid. The conjugates of benzoic acid are rapidly eliminated in urine. When given in large doses to laboratory animals, benzyl benzoate can cause hyperexcitation, incoordination, ataxia, convulsions, and respiratory paralysis.
Benzyl benzoate is irritant to the skin.
- None are recorded.
Ascabin, Ascabiol, Ascarbin, Benzylate, Scabanca, Tenutex, Vanzoate, Venzoate, Benzoic acid phenylmethyl ester, Benzy alcohol benzoic ester
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