Product of hydrolysis of ester. Serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of many secondary metabolites. The name is derived from gum benzoin(Resine de benjoin) (Benzoin Gum). Balsam (from Latin balsamum 'gum of the balsam tree', ultimately from Semitic, Aramaic busma, Arabic balsam and Hebrew basam, 'spice', 'perfume') owes its name to the biblical Balm of Gilead. Benzoic acid occurs naturally in many plants. The salts and esters of benzoic acid are known as benzoates. Building block for many inhibitors of enzymes
Inhibitor Main targeted enzyme familyes Type Structure
Hydrazide-Hydrazone-Cpd12 Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor Multitarget Derivative of Nicotine Benzoate Naphthalen
ligand-11-3 Cutinase Benzoate Triazine
Fragment-074 Pectinacetylesterase-Notum Fragment inhibitor of Notum Benzoate
Fragment-197 Pectinacetylesterase-Notum Fragment inhibitor of Notum Pyridine Benzoate
FGZ-5JZS Carbon-carbon_bond_hydrolase Benzoate
beta-lactam-B142 DPP4N_Peptidase_S9 Piperazine beta-Lactam Benzoate
beta-lactam-B142-closed DPP4N_Peptidase_S9 Piperazine beta-Lactam Benzoate
CS38 Palmitoyl-protein_thioesterase Adamantyl Triazol Benzoate Sulfur Compound
Tacrine-methylanacardate-cpd5 BCHE Multitarget Derivative of Tacrine Salicylic Alkyl linked bis-ligand Benzoate
Epicatechin-gallate Arylacetamide_deacetylase Derivative of Gallate Natural Polyphenol Benzoate Chromen
Epigallocatechin-gallate Arylacetamide_deacetylase Derivative of Gallate Benzoate Natural Polyphenol Chromen
MHETA Tannase Polyesterase-lipase-cutinase Carb_B_Bacteria Benzoate Terephthalate Carboxamide
NOAA HOD-cofactorfree-dioxygenase Benzoate
AS2586144 Epoxide_hydrolase Piperidine Benzoate Cyclopropyl
Tolfenamic-acid RsbQ-like Benzoate
MNAB RsbQ-like Benzoate
3,4-dihydroxybenzoate Tannase_Bact Benzoate
AAF DPP4N_Peptidase_S9 Pyrrolidine Benzoate Urea derivative
MHET Polyesterase-lipase-cutinase Tannase Terephthalate Phthalate Benzoate
SCHEMBL19358888 Epoxide_hydrolase Urea derivative Benzoate FAAH inhibitor Multitarget
WWL113 ABHD6-Lip Carb_B_Chordata Carbamate Benzoate
Gallate Tannase_Bact Derivative of Gallate Benzoate
Isocarbophos ACHE Organophosphate Benzoate Sulfur Compound
FP-TAMRA Organophosphate ABPP-Probe Benzoate Xanthene
T-82(2) ACHE Piperazine Phenothiazine Benzoate Sulfur Compound
Memogain ACHE Carb_B_Chordata Derivative of Galanthamine Alkaloid Benzoate Natural_modified Benzazepin Azepine
Cocaine BCHE Natural Not A\/B H target Drug Alkaloid Benzoate
Isofenphos-methyl Insecticide Organophosphate Benzoate Sulfur Compound
Isofenphos ACHE Insecticide Organophosphate Benzoate Sulfur Compound
Pitofenone ACHE Piperidine Benzoate
Benzoic-acid Carboxypeptidase_S10 Haloperoxidase Carbon-carbon_bond_hydrolase Cocaine_esterase Haloalkane_dehalogenase-HLD2 Tannase Hydroxynitrile_lyase Benzoate
Win4510 BCHE Quaternary compound Benzoate
Win5303 BCHE Quaternary compound Benzoate
Isosorbide-2-benzylcarbamate-5-benzoate BCHE Isosorbide Carbamate Benzoate
Isosorbide-2-benzylcarbamate-5-salicylate BCHE Isosorbide Salicylic Carbamate Benzoate