Benzyl Alcohol is a colorless liquid with a faint pleasant odor.

  • CAS #: 100-51-6
  • EINECS #: 202-859-9
  • Synonyms: Alpha Hydroxy Toluene; Phenylmethanol


Benzyl Alcohol is a colorless liquid with a faint pleasant odor, and is considered a member of the aromatic alcohol family. It has limited solubility in water at 4.4% at 77°F. It a limited VOC exemption in California on a case-by-case basis depending on the application. Benzyl Alcohol is considered desirable because of its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure.

Hazardous Information:

  • Not regulated by DOT


The most common application for Benzyl Alcohol is as a solvent in inks, paints, and lacquers. It also can be used as a paint stripper when mixed with viscosity enhancers. Other applications include cosmetics, various creams, flavors, fragrances, and soaps.

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