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Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol (C7H8O) is a clear, colorless liquid with a mild fragrance. It is widely used as a solvent, preservative, and fragrance ingredient in pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and industrial applications due to its antimicrobial properties and versatile solvency.

Chemical Formula:

C7H8O

CAS Number:

100-51-6

Synonyms:

Benzenemethanol, Phenylcarbinol, Phenylmethyl alcohol, Alpha-toluenol, Benzalcohol, Tolyl alcohol, Hydroxytoluene

Characteristics

Molar Weight

108.14g/mol

Melting Point

-15 °C (-59 °F)

Boiling Point

205 °C (401 °F)

Solubility

Soluble in water, ethanol, and many organic solvents

Density

1.045 g/cm³

Forms

Clear, Colorless liquid

Odor

Mild, pleasant aromatic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Personal Care Products
  • Industrial Solvent
  • Fragrance and Flavoring
  • Chemical Synthesis
  • Cleaning Products

Industries

  • Textile Industry

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