Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, and Sodium Benzoate

@article{Nair2001FinalRO,
  title={Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Benzyl Alcohol, Benzoic Acid, and Sodium Benzoate},
  author={B Nair},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  year={2001},
  volume={20},
  pages={23 - 50}
}
  • B. Nair
  • Published 2001
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • International Journal of Toxicology
Benzyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol used in a wide variety of cosmetic formulations as a fragrance component, preservative, solvent, and viscosity-decreasing agent. Benzoic Acid is an aromatic acid used in a wide variety of cosmetics as a pH adjuster and preservative. Sodium Benzoate is the sodium salt of Benzoic Acid used as a preservative, also in a wide range of cosmetic product types. Benzyl Alcohol is metabolized to Benzoic Acid, which reacts with glycine and excreted as hippuric acid in… Expand
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