Benzyl Alcohol

CAS #100-51-6

C₆H₅CH₂OH

About

Benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol with the formula C₆H₅CH₂OH. The benzyl group is often abbreviated "Bn", thus benzyl alcohol is denoted as BnOH. Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure.

Synonyms

Phenylcarbinol Benzene methanol

Property

Specifications

Structure

IUPAC Name

Phenyl methanol

Appearance

Colourless liquid

Molar Mass

108.140 g·mol−1

Density

1.044 g/cm3

Melting Point

−15.2 °C (4.6 °F; 257.9 K)

Boiling Point

205.3 °C (401.5 °F; 478.4 K)

Solubility in Water

3.50 g/100 mL (20 °C) 4.29 g/100 mL (25 °C)

Vapour Pressure

0.18 kPa (60 °C)

Flash Point

93 °C (199 °F; 366 K)

Viscosity

-

Odour

Slightly aromatic

APHA Value

-

Hazard Identification

UN Hazard Class: B-3

Uses & Applications

Benzyl alcohol is used as a general solvent for inks, waxes, shellacs,paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings.

Market Driving Factors

The global benzyl alcohol market is projected to register a CAGR of over 5%during the forecast period (2022-2027). The increasing demand from the foodand beverage and cosmetics, and personal care industries is expected to drivethe market's growth.

Grades Available

Origin

Indian Origin

Packaging

220 kgs Drums

Stability/Shelf Life

TDS

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