Benzyl Alcohol

HS Code : 29062100 | CAS NO. : 100-51-6

General description:

Chemical Formula: C7H8O

Benzyl alcohol is an aromatic alcohol with the formula C6H5CH2OH. The benzyl group is often abbreviated "Bn" (not to be confused with "Bz" which is used for benzoyl), thus benzyl alcohol is denoted as BnOH. Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor.

Tech Grade (99.5% Min)
Benzyl alcohol is one of the simplest alcohol that finds applications in a variety of industries, especially the fragrance and coating industry. It is a colourless liquid with a mild pleasant odour, low volatility, and low toxicity that makes it ideal for a wide variety of applications for chemical synthesis for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, personal care, and other similar industries.

Application & Usage:

  • Personal Care: Benzyl alcohol is used as a preservative in the personal care & cosmetics industry for lotions, sunscreens, soaps, etc.
  • Fragrance – Benzyl alcohol is used as a fixative and solvent for a variety of fragrances and perfumes. Benzyl alcohol is also a precursor to various flavours and fragrance products like benzyl benzoate and acetates.
  • Coatings – Due to its low volatility and toxicity, benzyl alcohol is an ideal solvent for coatings, epoxy hardeners, lacquers, and paints.
  • Pharmaceuticals – Benzyl alcohol is used as a preservative in injectable drugs
  • Chemical Synthesis – Benzyl alcohol is a commonly used intermediate in the chemical industry to add phenyl/benzyl groups to products. It is used in manufacturing of esters used as an intermediate in the synthesis of the polypeptide. It is also used in the production of benzyl chloroformate.
  • The derivatives of benzyl alcohol are used in various pesticides, APIs, photosensitive materials, and so on.

Prakash Chemicals International is one of the known custom benzyl alcohol manufacturers in India for years and we are well known to meet the requirements of all clients across the globe in large volume or small volume with ease. We are the finest benzyl alcohol supplier. We supply all grades of benzyl alcohol including the FCC (Free of Chlorine) and the Technical Grade [>99.5%] to cater to users in various fields.

Call us now to know more about the various grades of benzyl alcohol that we offer.


Is benzyl alcohol harmful to skin?

Benzyl alcohol is the product used to keep the skin free from allergies and bacteria. It is also found naturally in several natural oils. Sometimes, it may appear to be harmful, but using it in the right way will help you to stay safe from it.

What are safety concerns for benzyl alcohol?

When you are using benzyl alcohol, you have to strictly follow the guidelines of the Benzyl alcohol manufacturers. Apply it on dry hair and let it cover the entire scalp and hair. Similarly, use the right guidelines when you are using for the skin as well.

What is suitable extinguishing media for benzyl alcohol?

Suitable extinguishing media is extinguisher powder or CO2. When you are considering it for the serious fires for alcohol-resistant foam and water spray, Benzyl alcohol suppliers highly suggest this. Refer to our MSDS sheet for more information. Following the advice will help you to find the best use out of the product.


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