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PHR1019

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Benzyl alcohol

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Synonym(s):
Benzenemethanol
Linear Formula:
C6H5CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
108.14
Beilstein:
878307
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
39023110
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

Agency

traceable to Ph. Eur. Y0000167
traceable to USP 1061901

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

13.3 mmHg ( 100 °C)
3.75 mmHg ( 77 °C)

CofA

current certificate can be downloaded

autoignition temp.

817 °F

shelf life

~3 yr

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.539 (lit.)

bp

203-205 °C (lit.)

mp

−16-−13 °C (lit.)

density

1.045 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

pharmaceutical (small molecule)

format

neat

storage temp.

2-30°C

SMILES string

OCc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C7H8O/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-5,8H,6H2

InChI key

WVDDGKGOMKODPV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control, provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards.
Benzyl alcohol is used as a preservative in pharmaceutical preparations in concentration up to 2% and as a solubilizer in concentrations of 5%. It is effective against gram-positive organisms.

Application

These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.
Benzyl alcohol may be used as a pharmaceutical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in pharmaceutical formulations by chromatography and spectrophotometry.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

Footnote

To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAC1678 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

213.8 °F - DIN 51758

Flash Point(C)

101 °C - DIN 51758

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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