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

Uses and Applications for Benzyl Alcohol


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

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