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Benzyl Alcohol
C7H8O
Pharmaceutical grade (min. 99.95% purity); photographic/textile grade (min. 99% purity); technical grade (min. 98% purity); free from chlorine
Benzyl Alcohol is mainly employed in the production of perfumes and flavoring; photographic chemical (lithographic stop and color developer film baths); dying auxiliary (leather, wool and nylon fibers); chemical solvent; bacteriostat; ball point pen inks; preservative (industrial, cosmetics, fluids); heat-sealing polyethylene films; solvent in cosmetics; and degreasing agent.
Benzyl acetate; benzyl chloroformate; benzyl mercaptan; benzyl methacrylate; benzyl propionate; and nitrobenzyl alcohol.
  • Toluene + chlorine + aqueous sodium carbonate (chlorination and hydrolysis)
  • Benzaldehyde + potassium hydroxide (Canizzaro reaction)
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Benzyl Alcohol (a.k.a. Phenylmethanol) is an organic compound, the simplest aromatic alcohol. It is a water-white liquid, with faint pleasant aromatic odor, moderately soluble in water. Benzyl alcohol is commonly found naturally, in its free and ester forms, in essential oils such as those of gardenia, jasmine, castoreum and roses. For its polarity, phenylmethanol is commonly used as a solvent in a wide variety of industries, it is also frequently used in photographic and textile industries. In addition, benzyl alcohol is a building block for the production of benzaldehyde, an intermediate in the production of fine chemicals, flavoring additives and fragrances.
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Benzyl Alcohol Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Benzyl Alcohol latest prices and 12 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Petrochemicals Prices have access to 72 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Benzyl Alcohol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF (Note 2)
  • Netherlands: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • China: export price, FOB (Note 1)
  • India: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF (Note 1)

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Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Business' plans.

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About Benzyl Alcohol. Benzyl Alcohol (a.k.a. Phenylmethanol) is an organic compound, the simplest aromatic alcohol. It is a water-white liquid, with faint pleasant aromatic odor, moderately soluble in water. Benzyl alcohol is commonly found naturally, in its free and ester forms, in essential oils such as those of gardenia, jasmine, castoreum and roses. For its polarity, phenylmethanol is commonly used as a solvent in a wide variety of industries, it is also frequently used in photographic and textile industries. In addition, benzyl alcohol is a building block for the production of benzaldehyde, an intermediate in the production of fine chemicals, flavoring additives and fragrances.

Chemical Formula. C7H8O

Commercial Grades. Pharmaceutical grade (min. 99.95% purity); photographic/textile grade (min. 99% purity); technical grade (min. 98% purity); free from chlorine

Uses. Benzyl Alcohol is mainly employed in the production of perfumes and flavoring; photographic chemical (lithographic stop and color developer film baths); dying auxiliary (leather, wool and nylon fibers); chemical solvent; bacteriostat; ball point pen inks; preservative (industrial, cosmetics, fluids); heat-sealing polyethylene films; solvent in cosmetics; and degreasing agent.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Toluene + chlorine + aqueous sodium carbonate (chlorination and hydrolysis)
  • Benzaldehyde + potassium hydroxide (Canizzaro reaction)

Derivatives. Benzyl acetate; benzyl chloroformate; benzyl mercaptan; benzyl methacrylate; benzyl propionate; and nitrobenzyl alcohol.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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