Definition of benzoate
: a salt or ester of benzoic acid
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ARS researchers say methyl benzoate has been approved by FDA for use in food and cosmetics, but the Centers for Disease Control reports caution should be exercised to avoid inhalation, eye contamination and skin contact.
Benzyl benzoate prolongs that evaporation without adding any smell.
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