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Benzyl alcohol

  • 100-51-6

Name Benzyl alcohol
Basic Information
Synonyms Benzylalkohol;
CAS number 100-51-6
EINECS 202-859-9
Formula C7H8O
Molecular Weight 108.14
Melting Point -15 °C
Flashing Point 201 °F
Boiling Point 205 °C
Density  1.045 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Storage temp 2-8°C
Safety Information
Hazard Codes  Xn,T
Risk Statements 20/22-63-43-36/37/38-23/24/25-45-40
Safety Statements 26-36/37-24/25-23-53
RIDADR  UN 1593 6.1/PG 3
RTECS DN3150000
HS Code  29062100
1.Benzyl alcohol can be used as raw materials and   fixatives of spice, pharmaceutical raw materials and anesthetics,   preservatives, coloring additives, coatings and solvent of inks. It also can   be used to make ballpoint oil.
    2.It can be used as chromatographic analysis reagent. And it also can be   used in organic synthesis.
    3.It can be used for the preparation of sesame oil, drugs and the like. It   also can be used as the solvent and fixatives of spice.
    4.Benzyl alcoholexists in many fragrant essential oils. Then it can be used   as condensing agent with benzyl acetate in jasmine, gardenia, lilac,   ylang-ylang, tuberose, hyacinth, acacia and other floral type. It has the   fixative effect too. It is often used as the solvent to dissolve artificial   musk and other spices. In addition, it can be used as food spices inedible   flavor, like cherries, grapes, honey, orange, raspberry, walnut,   vanilla.
    5.Benzyl alcohol is the edible spice that is temporarily allowed to use. It   is mainly used in almonds, oranges, cherries, grapes, strawberries and other   fruit-based flavor. The dosage of benzyl alcohol is as the normal production   needs. It is usually 1200mg/kg in the chewing gum, 220mg/kg in baked foods,   160mg/kg in cold drinks, 47mg/kg in the candy, and 15mg/kg in soft   drinks.
    6.Benzyl alcohol is a very useful fixative. It is the indispensable spices   to allocate jasmine, polianthes tuberosa, ylang-ylang and other flavorings.   It can be used to prepare soaps and daily cosmetics flavorings. But benzyl   alcohol can be naturally and slowly oxidized. Part of benzyl alcohol will be   oxidized to benzaldehyde and benzyl ether, which makes commercial products   with almond scent. It should not be stored for a long time. Benzyl alcohol is   widely used in the production of industrial chemicals. It can be used as   coating solvent, photographic developer, PVC stabilizer, medicine, solvent of   synthetic resin, solvent of vitamin B injection, preservative of unguent or   liquid. It also can be used as desiccant of nylon, fiber and plastic film,   solvent of dye, cellulose ester and casein, intermediate to prepare benzyl   esters or ethers. Meanwhile, it is widely used as pen oil, paint solvent,   etc.
    7.GB 2760--1996 stipulates that benzyl alcohol can be used as food spices   temporarily. It also can be used as fixative agent and grease solvent. As   spices, it is mainly used for the preparation of berries, nuts and other   flavors.
    8.It can be used in organic synthesis. It can be used as solvent of gelatin,   casein (heat), cellulose acetate and shellac and the like, microscope   embedding material. It also can be used to determinate the contents of   vitamin B12.