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BEZ

BENZOIC ACID

BEZ is found in 129 entries

BEZ in polymers: 15 entries. Examples include: 4UUB 3U1I 4UU7

BEZ as free ligands, exist in 114 entries. Example includes: 3IEO 1REE 3FBW

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Chemical Component Summary

NameBENZOIC ACID
Identifiersbenzoic acid
FormulaC7 H6 O2
Molecular Weight122.12 g/mol
TypeNON-POLYMER
Isomeric SMILESOC(=O)c1ccccc1
InChIInChI=1S/C7H6O2/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,(H,8,9)
InChIKeyWPYMKLBDIGXBTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Chemical Details

Formal Charge0
Atom Count15
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count15
Aromatic Bond Count6
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB03793 Stereoisomeric match
NameBenzoic Acid
Groupsapproved
DescriptionA fungistatic compound that is widely used as a food preservative. It is conjugated to GLYCINE in the liver and excreted as hippuric acid. As the sodium salt form, sodium benzoate is used as a treatment for urea cycle disorders due to its ability to bind amino acids. This leads to excretion of these amino acids and a decrease in ammonia levels. Recent research shows that sodium benzoate may be beneficial as an add-on therapy (1 gram/day) in schizophrenia. Total Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale scores dropped by 21% compared to placebo.
SaltsSodium benzoate
Brand Names
  • Ammonul
  • Camphorated Opium Tincture
  • Hyophen
  • Larynsol Loz
  • Mrx Liq
Route of administration
  • Dental
  • Intravenous
  • Oral
  • Topical
Categories
  • Acids, Carbocyclic
  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Benzene Derivatives
  • Benzoates
ATC-Code
  • A16AX11
  • V04CG30
CAS number65-85-0
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682