BEZ is found in 108 entries

BEZ in polymers: 13 entries. Examples include: 2FP7, 2M9P, 2M9Q

BEZ as free ligands, exist in 95 entries. Examples include 1A8U, 1DJR, 1GXS

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Chemical Component Summary

Formula C7 H6 O2
Molecular Weight 122.12 g/mol
Type non-polymer
Isomeric SMILES OC(=O)c1ccccc1
InChI InChI=1S/C7H6O2/c8-7(9)6-4-2-1-3-5-6/h1-5H,(H,8,9)

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 0
Atom Count 15
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms
Bond Count 15
Aromatic Bond Count 6
Leaving Atoms O2

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB03793   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Benzoic Acid
Groups approved
Description A 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.
Salts Sodium benzoate
Brand Names
Categories Food Preservatives
CAS number 65-85-0
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