Benzyl Benzoate has seen use as an insecticide, as well as a solvent for various chemical reactions.
antiarteriosclerotic, hypolipaemic, hepatoprotectant
As solvent of cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose and artificial musk; substitute for camphor in celluloid and plastic pyroxylin Compounds; perfume fixative; in confectionery and chewing gum flavors.
Colourless oily liquid with pleasant aromatic odour
Benzyl benzoate (BnBzO) is a mediation and insect repellent. It is one of the older preparation used to treat scabies which is a skin infections caused by the mite scarcoptes scabiei since it is lethal to the mite. It is capable of killing the mite in 5 minutes. It can also be used for the treatment of lice infestation of the head and the body. Its mechanism of action is through exerting toxic effect on the nervous system of the insects, further causing its death. It is also toxic to mite ova through an unknown mechanism. It can also be used as a repellent for chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes as well as a dye carrier, solvent of cellulose derivatives, plasticizer, and a fixative.
Used to kill lice and the mites responsible for the skin condition scabies.
Benzyl benzoate is the ester of benzyl alcohol and
benzoic acid. It is contained in Myroxylon pereirae
and Tolu balsam. It is used in acaricide preparations
against Sarcoptes scabiei or as a pediculicide. Direct
contact may cause skin irritation, but rarely allergic
contact dermatitis. As a fragrance allergen, benzyl
benzoate has to be mentioned by name in EU
Pharmaceutic necessity for
Dimercaprol [Injection]. Benylate (Sterling Winthrop).