Benzyl Alcohol

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Formula:  C6H5CH2OH 

Appearance: Colorless Liquid

Odor: Faint Aromatic

 

Benzyl Alcohol is an organic aromatic alcohol found in many fruits, teas as well as essential oils including Jasmine, and Hyacinth. Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure. Benzyl alcohol is partially soluble in water (4 g/100 mL) and forms a homogeneous solution with alcohols and diethyl ether.  Benzyl Alcohol has been used as a solvent for inks, paints, lacquers, and epoxy resin coating. Benzyl Alcohol, along with Benzyl Benzoate are used in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products, including baby products, bath products, soap and detergents, makeup including: brushers and eye makeup, cleaning products and other hair, nail and skin products.

Functions in cosmetics and personal care products: 

Fragrance ingredient

Preservative

Solvent