Benzyl Alcohol

Synonyms: C7H8O; Benzenecarbinol; benzenemethanol, Benzoyl alcohol, benzylic alcohol, alpha-hydroxytoluene; Phenylmethyl alcohol, Phenyl carbinol; Phenylmethanol
Transport Information
Hazard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
non-regulated
CAS Number
100-51-6
Import Duty
2906.21.00.00

Used as a general solvent for inks, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coatings.It is also a precursor to a variety of esters, used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries. Used as an intermediate in synthesis of polypeptides It is often added to intravenous medication solutions as a preservative due to its bacteriostatic and antipruritic properties. It is also used as a photographic developer. Used in pharmaceuticals, emulsions, lotions, ointments, fungicides and pesticides.