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Benzyl alcohol

ACS reagent, ≥99.0%

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.21

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

vapor pressure

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

assay

≥99.0%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

817 °F

expl. lim.

0.34-6.3 %

impurities

≤0.01% Benzaldehyde (C6H5CHO)
≤0.02% Acetophenone (C6H5COCH3)

ign. residue

≤0.005%

color

APHA: ≤20

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.)

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

Benzyl alcohol (BnOH) is a monoaromatic primary alcohol widely used as a solvent and an intermediate in cosmetic formulations, pharmaceutical and flavor/fragrance industries. It shows bacteriostatic property. Commercial method for its synthesis is by the alkaline hydrolysis of benzyl chloride. Conformational studies by ab initio calculations shows gauche cis conformation around the alcoholic group.

Application

Benzyl alcohol may be used for the benzylation of toluene.

Packaging

100, 500 mL in glass bottle
1, 2.5, 4×4 L in glass bottle

Pictograms

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Signal Word

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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

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