Benzyl Alcohol

CAS #100-51-6



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.


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







colorless liquid

Molar Mass

108.14 g/mol


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


- 6.57 mPa.s (at 20°C)


Aromatic (Slight)

APHA Value


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% .

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Industrial Grade, Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade


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What is a suitable extinguishing media for benzyl alcohol?


Suppliers of benzyl alcohol recommend various options in the event of a fire involving a substance containing benzyl alcohol, such as flooding water, "alcohol" foam, dry chemicals, or carbon dioxide.

Does benzyl alcohol occur naturally?


Tea, daffodil, peppermint, blueberry, gardenia, some roses, narcissus, and peony all contain benzyl alcohol. If you need Benzyl alcohol made synthetically, contact us.

Is benzyl alcohol a hazardous chemical?


Inhaling benzyl alcohol vapor may irritate the upper respiratory tract. Headaches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur from prolonged or excessive inhalation. In severe cases, respiratory stimulation can lead to convulsions, narcosis, respiratory and muscular paralysis, and death. The gastrointestinal tract may be severely irritated after ingestion, resulting in nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea; Ulceration of the tissue may occur. Local irritation is caused by eye contact. Material can irritate or anesthetize the skin by being absorbed through it. Strictly adhere to the manufacturer's instructions in the MSDS for Benzyl Alcohol.

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