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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

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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)
InChI Key   WVDDGKGOMKODPV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.0%
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.)

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 
1
RTECS 
DN3150000
Flash Point(F) 
204.8 °F
Flash Point(C) 
96 °C

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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