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Sigma-Aldrich

Benzyl alcohol

puriss., meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, NF, 99-100.5% (GC)

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

vapor density

3.7 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

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

description

peroxide value <= 5

grade

puriss.

assay

99-100.5% (GC)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

817 °F

quality

meets analytical specification of Ph. Eur., BP, NF

expl. lim.

0.34-6.3 %

technique(s)

IR spectroscopy: suitable

impurities

related substances, in accordance
residual solvents, complies
≤0.02% free acid (as C6H5COOH)
≤0.02% sum peaks before benzyl alcohol (GC)
≤0.05% benzaldehyde (GC)
≤0.05% non-volatile matter
≤0.1% water (Karl Fischer)
≤0.10% cyclohexylmethanol (GC)
≤0.2% related subst. (GC)
≤0.2% sum peaks after benzyl alcohol (GC)

ign. residue

≤0.005% (as SO4)

refractive index

n20/D 1.539 (lit.)
n20/D 1.539-1.541

bp

203-205 °C (lit.)

mp

−16-−13 °C (lit.)

density

1.045 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

suitability

complies for identity (IR)
in accordance for appearance of solution

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 is an aromatic hydrocarbon, commonly employed as solvents and intermediates in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and flavor and fragrance products. Additionally, it is used in the production of paints, inks, glues, and hardening products.

Application

Benzyl alcohol used in the:
  • Etherification of glycerol.
  • Preparation of benzaldehyde by solvent free oxidation using supported undecamolybdophosphate catalyst.
  • Synthesis of N-(phenylmethylene)benzeneamine by the reaction with nitrobenzene in presence of rhodium-catalyst.

Packaging

bottled under inert gas

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

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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