Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol is a colorless, aromatic liquid alcohol with a sharp burning taste and mild pleasant odor. It is useful as a solvent and as a local anesthetic in the medical field. Benzyl alcohol has a variety of uses in the manufacture of other benzyl compounds, as a pharmaceutic aid, in the making of perfume, and for manufacturing flavoring for the food industry.

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Benzyl Alcohol is available for shipping throughout the continental United States with one (1) week lead time. Please call (401) 360-2800 for details. Benzyl Alcohol is a clear liquid shipped in 200kg drums. Special packaging is available on request.

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Description

Benzyl Alcohol, CAS No. 100-51-6 is an aromatic primary alcohol with the molecular formula C7H8O. It is a clear, oily liquid with a mild, pleasant odor. It is soluble in water and readily soluble in alcohol and ether. Benzyl alcohol readily forms esters with various acids making it useful for a broad spectrum of product applications that include the manufacture of soap, perfume, flavor & fragrance, as well as a food additive. Benzyl alcohol is also a useful solvent for ink, lacquer, coating, degreasing agent, dyeing polyamide, and as a bonding aid. Pharmaceutical grade benzyl alcohol is used as a bacteriostatic and as a local anesthetic.

MeSH Synonyms:

  1. Alcohol, Benzyl
  2. Benzenemethanol
  3. Benzyl Alcohol

Applications

Benzyl alcohol is a general solvent for inks, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings. Consequently, it can be used in paint strippers, particularly when combined with compatible viscosity enhancers to encourage the mixture to cling to painted surfaces. It is a precursor to a variety of esters used in the manufacture of soap, perfume, flavors & fragrances, and food additives. Benzyl alcohol is also useful as a degreasing agent, dyeing polyamide, and as a bonding aid. Pharmaceutical grade benzyl alcohol is used as a bacteriostatic and as a local anesthetic. It is also used as a photographic developer.

Industry Uses

  1. Adhesives and sealant chemicals
  2. CBI
  3. Dyes
  4. Intermediates
  5. Laboratory chemicals
  6. Lubricants and lubricant additives
  7. Paint additives and coating additives not described by other categories
  8. Photosensitive chemicals
  9. Plating agents and surface treating agents

 

Consumer Uses

  1. Adhesives and Sealants
  2. Air Care Products
  3. Building/Construction Materials not covered elsewhere
  4. CBI
  5. Cleaning and Furnishing Care Products
  6. Electrical and Electronic Products
  7. Fabric, Textile, and Leather Products not covered elsewhere
  8. Lubricants and Greases
  9. Paints and Coatings
  10. Personal Care Products

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