Benzyl cyanide


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vapor pressure

0.1 mmHg ( 20 °C)



refractive index

n20/D 1.523 (lit.)


233-234 °C (lit.)


−24 °C (lit.)


1.015 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 2470 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

215.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

102 °C - closed cup

Magzoub O Bashir et al.
Journal of insect physiology, 56(6), 640-645 (2010-02-09)
Previous studies had demonstrated stage differentiation in the cohesion (aggregation) pheromone systems of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. In laboratory arena, the nymphal and adult stages responded aggregatively to their own pheromone, but dispersed evenly within the arena in the...
Hui-Lei Hou et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 77(5), 2553-2558 (2012-02-10)
Aerobic oxidations of dianionic C(60) were examined in PhCN and PhCH(2)CN, where dioxygen was activated to O(2)(•-) via the single-electron transfer from C(60)(2-) and underwent oxygenation and dehydrogenation reactions, respectively. Addition of PhCH(2)Br led to further benzylation for the oxygenated...
Dunming Zhu et al.
Journal of biotechnology, 133(3), 327-333 (2007-12-07)
A nitrilase gene blr3397 from Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA110 was cloned and over-expressed in Escherichia coli, and the encoded protein was purified to give a nitrilase with a single band of about 34.5kD on SDS-PAGE. The molecular weight of the holoenzyme...
Jacques Corset et al.
Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 68(5), 1340-1346 (2007-05-01)
The carbanionic species possibly formed during the first alkylation step of phenylacetonitrile lithiated anion by CH(3)I and PhCH(2)Cl in THF-hexane solution and their complexes with the lithium salt formed have been observed by infrared spectrometry and characterized by density functional...
P A Vivekanand et al.
Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 18(5), 1241-1248 (2011-03-08)
In the current study, kinetics of synthesis of 2-phenylvaleronitrile (PVN) was successfully carried out by selective C-alkylation of benzyl cyanide (BC) with n-bromopropane (BP) using aqueous KOH and catalyzed by TBAB under ultrasonic (300W) assisted organic solvent-free conditions. Selective monoalkylation...

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