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Benzyl Alcohol

Also known as Phenylmethanol, Benzenemethanol, Phenylcarbinol

H.S.Code 29062100 CAS No. 100-51-6
Molecular Formula C7H8O Molecular Weight 108.14
Physical State Liquid Refractive index 1.5396
Odour Slightly Aromatic Solubility in water Moderate
Density 1.044 g/cm3 Flash point 93 °C
pH value 7.0 Melting Point −15.2 °C

About Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol is colorless liquid having an aromatic odor which is used as a solvent. Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas. Benzyl alcohol is produced industrially from toluene via benzyl chloride, which is hydrolyzed. For laboratory use, Grignard reaction of phenylmagnesium bromide with formaldehyde and the Cannizzaro reaction of benzaldehyde also give benzyl alcohol.

Benzyl alcohol is used as a general solvent for inks, waxes, shellacs, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings. It is a precursor to a variety of esters and ethers, used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries.

Benzyl Alcohol Molecular Image

Benzyl Alcohol Specifications

Packaging 1000 ml
Form Liquid
Colour Colourless
Grade GC-HS
Hazard Class
Storage Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Shelf Life 60 Months
Benzyl Alcohol Bottle

1000 ml