Agent Name

Gum Benzoin

CAS Number

9000-05-9

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Benzoin; Gum benzoin siam; Gum sumatra; Benjamin gum; Benzoin Malasia; Benzoin Siam; Benzoin Sumatra; Benzoin absolute; Benzoin gum; Benzoin gum, Sumatra; Benzoin resin; Benzoin resinoid; Benzoin resinoid, Siam; Gum Benjamin; Gum benzoin; Hyperabsolute benzoin, Siam; Resin benjamin; Resin benzoin; Siam benzoin; Styrax benzoin; Sumatra benzoin; Benzoin usp; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Vegetable Gums

Description

Reddish-brown solid with an odor of vanilla; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

From styrax tree in Southeast Asia and Sumatra; [Hawley] Used for preserving ointments and making natural benzoic acid; Also used in perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverage flavors, topical protectants, expectorants, and antiseptics; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Symptomatic chemical dermal exposure; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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