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Benzyl Alcohol

1. Properties and Applications

1.1Molecular formula, Molecular weight, Structural formula and CAS, EC No. and Formal Registration No.

Molecular formula: C7H8O


Molecular weight: 108.14

Structural formula: 

CAS No.: 100-51-6

EC No.: 202-859-9

Formal Registration No.:01-2119492630-38-0004

1.2 Properties

Appearance & Characters: Benzyl alcohol is a kind of colorless transparent liquid; sending out slight fragrance, because its smell and flavor of bitter almond if being put long time and oxidized to benzaldehyde and benzyl acid

Boiling point: 205.4℃

Freezing point: -15.3℃

Flash point: 100℃ (closed-cup test), 104℃ (open-cup test) 

Self-ignition point: 435℃

Specific gravity (D 20℃): 1.0455

Refractive index (ηD20℃): 1.5395

Solubility: Benzyl alcohol is soluble in water with ratio of 1:30 and miscible   

with alcohol, ether and chloroform.

1.3 Applications

Benzyl alcohol is a good solvent with middle boiling point. It is mainly applied to:

★The curing argent modifier and solvent for epoxy resin.

★Epoxy paint, epoxy floor, encapsulation, epoxy adhesive and epoxy ornaments.

★Medicine synthetic solvent, preservative for ointment or liquid medicine.

★Photographic developing agent, cleaning agent, synthetic glass solvent and lens colorant.

★Solvent for meat products stamp-pad ink and ball-point pen oil.

★Perfume fixative, indispensable component for jasmine, tuberose or ylang, compound perfume of soap and daily cosmetics.

2. Packing, Storage and Transportation

2.1 Packing

Packing material: galvanized iron drum, steel drum and as your specific requirements

Standard for net weight: 210kg/drum, 1050kg/IBC

2.2 Storage

Placed in sealed container and kept in a cool and dry place.

2.3 Transportation

Avoid strong vibration, insolation, high temperature, smoke and fire.

3. Quality Standard 

We have two grades of benzyl alcohol, pharmaceutical grade (BP2000) and perfumery grade.We are also able to satisfy customers’ specific demands.