Benzoate



a salt or ester of benzoic acid.
Historical Examples

All About Coffee William H. Ukers
Miss Billy Married Eleanor H. Porter
Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan
The Art of Perfumery G. W. Septimus Piesse
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various
The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2 Various

noun
any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C6H5COO– or the ion C6H5COO– Systematic name benzenecarboxylate
benzoate
(běn’zō-āt’)
A salt or ester of benzoic acid, having the general formula C6H5COOR, where R is an element or group that has replaced the hydrogen in the carboxyl group (COOH) of benzoic acid. In salts of benzoic acid, R is a metal, while in esters of benzoic acid, R is another radical, such as methyl.

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