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Benzoic acid

Benzoic acid
C6H5COOH;occurs naturally in gum benzoin; it is used as a food preservative, locally as a fungistatic, and orally as an antiseptic, diuretic, and expectorant. It is excreted rapidly as hippuric acid.
Synonym: benzoyl hydrate, flowers of benzoin.


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