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Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
IUPAC name
Other names
Benzoic acid amide, Phenyl carboxamide, Benzoylamide
ATC code N05
ChemSpider  Y
EC number 200-227-7
Jmol-3D images Image
RTECS number CU8700000
Molar mass 121.14 g·mol−1
Appearance Off-white solid
Density 1.341 g/cm3
Melting point 127 to 130 °C (261 to 266 °F; 400 to 403 K)
Boiling point 288 °C (550 °F; 561 K)
13 g/l
Acidity (pKa) 23.35 (in DMSO)
Harmful (Xn)
R-phrases R22 R40
S-phrases S36/37/39
NFPA 704
Flash point 180 °C (356 °F; 453 K)
> 500 °C (932 °F; 773 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
 Y  (: Y/N?)

Benzamide is an off-white solid with the chemical formula of C6H5CONH2. It is a derivative of benzoic acid. It is slightly soluble in water, and soluble in many organic solvents.


  • Chemical derivatives 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Chemical derivatives

A number of substituted benzamides exist, including:

The sedatives trimetozine, and tricetamide, the CNS stimulants ethamivan, and nikethamide, the anthelmintic agents niclosamide, clioxanide and bromoxanide, the coccidiostat aklomide, and the antiarrhythmic agent capobenic acid are all made from the corresponding benzoic acids in obvious ways.

See also


  1. ^ Singh, K. N. and Merchant, Kavita (2012). "The Agrochemical Industry, Annex 17.1". In Kent, James A. Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology. New York: Springer Verlag. pp. 643–698 page 693.  

External links

  • Physical characteristics
  • Safety MSDS data
  • 1309016066 at GPnotebook
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