What is 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.

  • Synonyms: Alpha Hydroxy Toluene, Phenylmethanol
  • INCI: Benzyl Alcohol
  • Chemical Formula: C7H8O
  • CAS Number: 100-51-6

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C7H8O
CAS Number 100-51-6
Molar Weight 108.14g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.04
Melting Point -15 °C
Boiling Point 205 °C
Flash Point 210 F
Forms Colourless liquid
Grades Cosmetic Pharma Technical

Uses and Applications for Benzyl Alcohol

Key Applications

  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Agricultural products (non pesticide)
  • Air care products
  • Automotive care products
  • Agricultural Products (non pesticide)
  • Dyes
  • Medicine
  • Laboratory Chemicals


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

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