Benzyl Alcohol- AR Grade

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Benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure.

Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas. It is also found in a variety of essential oils.

Benzyl alcohol is used as a general solvent for inks, waxes, shellacs, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings. Thus it can be used in paint strippers, especially when combined with compatible viscosity enhancers to encourage the mixture to cling to painted surfaces.

Benzyl Alcohol is an aromatic alcohol used in a wide variety of cosmetic formulations as a fragrance component.


Chemical formula: C7H8O
Molar mass:  108.140 g·mol−1
Appearance: Colorless liquid
Odor: Slightly aromatic
Density:  1.044 g/cm3
Melting point: 15.2 °C (4.6 °F; 257.9 K)
Boiling point:  205.3 °C (401.5 °F; 478.4 K)
Solubility in water: 3.50 g/100 mL (20 °C)
4.29 g/100 mL (25 °C)
Solubility in other solvents: Soluble in benzene, methanol, chloroform, ethanol, ether, acetone
Vapor pressure: 0.18 kPa (60 °C)
Acidity: (pKa) 15.40
Magnetic susceptibility: (χ) −71.83·10−6 cm3/mol
Refractive index: (nD) 1.5396
Viscosity: 5.474 cP
Dipole moment: 1.67 D


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