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305197 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzyl alcohol

anhydrous, 99.8%

Synonym: Benzenemethanol, BnOH

  • CAS Number 100-51-6

  • Linear Formula C6H5CH2OH

  • Molecular Weight 108.14

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 878307

  •  EC Number 202-859-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00004599

  •  eCl@ss 39023110

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57648443

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
grade   anhydrous
vapor density   3.7 (vs air)
vapor pressure   13.3 mmHg ( 100 °C)
  3.75 mmHg ( 77 °C)
assay   99.8%
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   817 °F
expl. lim.   0.34-6.3 %
impurities   <0.003% water
  <0.005% water (100 mL pkg)
refractive index   n20/D 1.539 (lit.)
bp   203-205 °C (lit.)
mp   −16-−13 °C (lit.)
solubility   water: soluble 33 g/L at 20 °C
density   1.045 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   OCc1ccccc1
InChI   1S/C7H8O/c8-6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-5,8H,6H2
InChI key   WVDDGKGOMKODPV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Benzyl alcohol is a monoaromatic primary alcohol widely used as a solvent and as an intermediate in cosmetic formulations, pharmaceutical and flavor/fragrance industries. It is capable of forming an intramolecular OH.... π hydrogen bond and it exists in gauche cis conformation around the alcoholic group.

Application

Benzyl alcohol reacts with triethyl phosphite and zinc iodide to form the corresponding phosphonates. It may also be used in the preparation of benzyl bromoacetate by reacting with bromoacetyl bromide in the presence of sodium hydrogen carbonate.

Packaging

1, 6×1, 2 L in Sure/Seal™

100 mL in Sure/Seal™

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3334
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
DN3150000
Flash Point(F) 
213.8 °F - DIN 51758
Flash Point(C) 
101 °C - DIN 51758

Documents

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