1.00981 SAFC

Benzyl alcohol

EMPROVE® Essential, Ph. Eur., BP, JP, NF

Synonym: Benzenemethanol, Phenylcarbinol

  • CAS Number 100-51-6

  • Linear Formula C6H5CH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 108.14

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 878307

  •  MDL number MFCD00004599



Related Categories APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) and Excipients, Biopharmaceutical Process Development and Manufacturing, Excipients, Liquid Dosage Forms, Solvents for Liquid Dosage Formulation More...
Agency/Method   BP
  Ph. Eur.
Quality Level   500
vapor density   3.7 (vs air)
vapor pressure   13.3 mmHg ( 100 °C)
  3.75 mmHg ( 77 °C)
product line   EMPROVE® Essential
autoignition temp.   817 °F
packaging   pkg of 190 L stainless steel drum (1009816190)
  pkg of 2.5 L glass bottle (1009812500)
  pkg of 25 L stainless steel drum (1009816025)
refractive index   n20/D 1.539 (lit.)
bp   203-205 °C (lit.)
mp   −16-−13 °C (lit.)
density   1.045 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
shipped in   ambient
storage temp.   2-25°C
SMILES string   OCc1ccccc1
InChI   1S/C7H8O/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-5,8H,6H2


General description

Finding the right excipient that matches your needs as well as regulatory demands can be a complicated challenge in formulation. With our application know-how and regulatory expertise, we support you in every step of development, scale-up, and production.
As part of our Emprove® Program, our raw materials are offered with extensive documentation facilitating compliance of your pharma and biopharma product, full supply chain transparency and risk mitigation. Our SAFC® portfolio of high-quality products for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical formulation and production withstands strict quality control procedures and is produced according to applicable cGMP guidelines.


Benzyl alcohol is typically used as a preservative in liquid formulations and is active against bacteria, yeast and mould. It can also serve as a solvent for poorly soluble drugs.
The specification of the product is part of the Emprove® Material Qualification Dossier and can be found under "General Properties".

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