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.
|Melting Point||-15 °C|
|Boiling Point||205 °C|
|Flash Point||99 °C|
|Specific Gravity||1.045 g/mL at 25 °C|
Synonyms: Aromatic alcohol I Benzenemethanol I Phenylmethanol
Chemical Formula: C7H8O
CAS Number: 100-51-6