Benzyl Alcohol

CAS# 100-51-6

Product Description

Benzyl alcohol, a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aroma, is an aromatic alcohol.


Benzyl Alcohol




Benzenemethanol; Phenylmethanol; Phenylcarbinol


Typical Characteristics


Clear colorless liquid

Boiling point

203 - 205 °C


1.045 g/cm3

Melting point

- 15 °C

Molecular Weight



Mild pleasant aromatic


99.8 %

Refractive index


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We Offer Benzyl Alcohol
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Benzyl Alcohol used in many
industry applications

Benzyl alcohol, a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aroma, finds various industrial applications owing to its unique properties. Here's a list of some of its industrial uses:

  1. Pharmaceuticals: Benzyl alcohol is utilized as a solvent, preservative, and flavoring agent in the pharmaceutical industry, where it is used in the formulation of medications, injections, and oral solutions.
  2. Personal Care Products: It is used in the production of personal care products, such as cosmetics, lotions, and shampoos, as a fragrance ingredient, emollient, and viscosity modifier.
  3. Paints and Coatings: Benzyl alcohol serves as a solvent and coalescing agent in paint and coating formulations to dissolve resins, improve flow properties, and enhance film formation.
  4. Adhesives and Sealants: It is employed as a solvent and plasticizer in the formulation of adhesives, sealants, and caulks to improve flexibility, adhesion, and workability.
  5. Flavorings and Fragrances: Benzyl alcohol is used as a flavoring agent and fragrance ingredient in food products, beverages, perfumes, and aromatherapy products due to its pleasant aroma and flavor.
  6. Plastics and Polymers: It serves as a precursor and plasticizer in the production of plasticizers, resins, and synthetic polymers, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethanes, and acrylics.
  7. Textile Industry: Benzyl alcohol is employed in the textile industry as a dyeing assistant and finishing agent to improve dye uptake, color fastness, and fabric softness.
  8. Food Additives: It is used as a solvent and flavoring agent in certain food products and beverages, such as fruit-flavored syrups, chewing gum, and candy.
  9. Cosmetic Formulations: Benzyl alcohol is added to cosmetic formulations, such as skincare products and hair dyes, as a preservative and solvent to prevent microbial growth and stabilize formulations.
  10. Industrial Cleaning: It is utilized as a solvent and degreasing agent in industrial cleaning applications to remove oils, greases, and residues from metal surfaces, machinery, and equipment.
  11. Chemical Synthesis: Benzyl alcohol serves as a starting material and intermediate in various chemical synthesis reactions, including the production of benzyl esters, benzyl ethers, and benzyl halides.
  12. Perfumes and Fragrances: It is used as a fixative and solvent in the formulation of perfumes, colognes, and fragrances to enhance fragrance longevity and intensity.