- a salt or ester of benzoic acid.
Origin of benzoate
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Benzoate of potash results when chloride of benzoyle is treated with caustic potash.The Art of Perfumery
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It also appears that a benzoate is still present, though no longer mentioned in the formula.
- any salt or ester of benzoic acid, containing the group C 6 H 5 COO– or the ion C 6 H 5 COO –Systematic name: benzenecarboxylate
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- A salt or ester of benzoic acid.
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- 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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