Asked in
Chemistry
DIY Projects
Acids and Bases
How To

How to make benzoic acid?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
September 17, 2014 10:04PM

Benzoic acid is produced commercially by partial oxidation of toluene with oxygen. Cobalt or manganese naphthenates are usually used as catalysts. Benzoic acid is found naturally in many plants and is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of many secondary metabolites.