Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol with the formula C7H8O. The benzyl group is often abbreviated "Bn", thus benzyl alcohol is denoted as BnOH. Benzyl alcohol is a colourless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odour. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure.


Molar Weight108.14g/mol
Melting Point-15 °C
Boiling Point205 °C
Flash Point99 °C
Density1.045 g/mL at 25 °C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Dyes
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Medicines
  • Epoxy systems
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Automotive
  • Coating
  • Agricultural (non-pesticide)
  • Air care products
  • Electronics


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Aromatic alcohol I Benzenemethanol I Phenylmethanol

Chemical Formula: C7H8O

CAS Number: 100-51-6