BENZYL ALCOHOL - (100-51-6)

Introduction

Name: benzyl alcohol; phenylmethanol; phenylcarbinol
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 100-51-6
Chemical Formula: C7H8O or C6H5CH2OH
Molar Mass: 108.13782 g
Mass Percent: C 77.747 %; H 7.4567 %; O 14.795 % 
Isomers:  anisole  •  p-cresol  •  m-cresol  •  o-cresol

Classification

• organic • aromatic

Uses/Function

• "Manuf[acture] other benzyl comp[oun]ds. Pharmaceutic aid (antimicrobial). Solvent for gelatin, casein (when hot), solvent for cellulose acetate, shellac. Used in perfumery and in flavoring (mostly in form of its aliphatic esters). In microscopy as embedding material." 1

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Sources

(1) - The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 13th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neil, M.J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 2001; entry 1126.