Benzyl alcohol is best known for its low volatility and toxicity, functioning as a coalescent, solvent, biostat, and as a starting material in the synthesis of a huge ammount of molecules.
Due to its purity level, it's ideal for the synthesis of high-purity chemical intermediates for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries
Sodium Benzoate is primarily used as FDA GRAS food additive and preservative in food and beverage applications to reduce or inhibit activity of microorganisms.