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402834 Sigma-Aldrich

Benzyl alcohol

ACS reagent, ≥99.0%

Synonym: Benzenemethanol

  • 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 329755967

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Properties

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grade   ACS reagent
vapor density   3.7 (vs air)
vapor pressure   13.3 mmHg ( 100 °C)
  3.75 mmHg ( 77 °C)
assay   ≥99.0%
form   liquid
autoignition temp.   817 °F
expl. lim.   0.34-6.3 %
impurities   ≤0.01% Benzaldehyde (C6H5CHO)
  ≤0.02% Acetophenone (C6H5COCH3)
ign. residue   ≤0.005%
color   APHA: ≤20
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.)
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 (BnOH) is a monoaromatic primary alcohol widely used as a solvent and an intermediate in cosmetic formulations, pharmaceutical and flavor/fragrance industries. It shows bacteriostatic property. Commercial method for its synthesis is by the alkaline hydrolysis of benzyl chloride. Conformational studies by ab initio calculations shows gauche cis conformation around the alcoholic group.

Application

Benzyl alcohol may be used for the benzylation of toluene.

Packaging

1, 2.5, 4×4 L in glass bottle

100, 500 mL in glass bottle

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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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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Protocols & Articles

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Pressure-Temperature Calculator for Solvents

*Calculations provide estimated results based on Antoine's Coefficients and their associated temperature range values. Antoine's Coefficients were obtained from the National Institute of Standards an...

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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