Benzyl Alcohol

CAS # 100-51-6

C₆H₅CH₂OH

About

Benzyl alcohol, also denoted as BnOH is an aromatic alcohol having formula C6H5CH2OH. It is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. Benzyl Alcohol is useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure. Benzyl alcohol is used as a a solvent in inks, waxes, paints, lacquers, and epoxy coatings. It is also a precursor to many esters and ethers which are used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries.

Synonyms

Phenylmethanol, BnOH, Benzoyl alcohol, Phenyl carbinol, Phenyl methanol

Property

Specifications

Structure

IUPAC Name

Phenylmethanol

Appearance

colorless liquid

Molar Mass

108.14 g/mol

Density

1.04 g/cm³

Melting Point

-15°C (5 °F; 258 K)

Boiling Point

205 °C (401°F; 478 K)

Solubility in Water

35 g/L (20 °C); @ 20 deg. C; 42.9 g/L (25 °C)

Vapour Pressure

0 kPa (at 20°C)

Flash Point

- 101°C

Viscosity

- 6.57 mPa.s (at 20°C)

Odour

Aromatic (Slight)

APHA Value

N/A

Hazard Identification

-

Uses & Applications

  1. General solvent for inks, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings
  2. A precursor to a variety of esters, used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries, as well as for pharmaceuticals
  3. A photographic developer

Market Driving Factors

The global benzyl alcohol market was USD 57.2 Million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 85.41 Million in 2030, and register a revenue CAGR of 4.3% over the forecast period.

The Increasing use of benzyl alcohol in personal care products will fuel the global benzyl alcohol market growth. Benzyl alcohol is used as a preservative in personal care products and cosmetics such as body lotions, sunscreens, shampoos, soaps, and hair care solutions. It is derived from organic sources and is thus in high demand. The rising demand for perfumed lotions and other fragrant products has increased the customer base for benzyl alcohol.  Such factors will increase the demand for the global benzyl alcohol market.

Key players are OlinAlfa Aesar, Avantor Performance Materials LLC, Elan Chemical Company Inc., Emerald Performance Materials LLC, Finar Limited, Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd., Hubei Greenhome Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., INEOS Group Ltd., Lanxess AG., Wuhan Biet Co., Ltd., Wuhan YouJi Industries Company Limited Corporation.

Benzyl Alcohol manufacturers exports this solvent to over 74 countries . In the year 2020-2021 (Apr-Nov), India has exported Benzyl Alcohol worth of 23.22 USD million. The top 5 trading partners of india are USA (6.91 USD Million), Japan (4.27 USD Million), Rep. of Korea (2.7 USD Million), China (1.03 USD Million), Germany (1.0 USD Million) . The total export value of Benzyl Alcohol in these countries is 15.91 USD million. These top 5 countries account for over 68.52% of the total Benzyl Alcohol export from India. USA is the largest market for Benzyl Alcohol export from India. In 2020-2021 (Apr-Nov), USA imported 6.91 USD million worth Benzyl Alcohol from India.  Among the top countries, USA market share of the total Benzyl Alcohol export shipments from India is 29.76% .

Grades Available

Industrial Grade, Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade

Origin

There are many Benzyl Alcohol manufacturers in India. We are the most trusted Benzyl Alcohol suppliers, working with some of the most high quality of these and provide you with Indian origin Benzyl Alcohol.

Packaging

210Kgs Galvanized Steel Drums; 230Kgs HM HDPE Barrels; and ISO Tank

Stability/Shelf Life

N/A

TDS

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