Benzyl Alcohol Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Benzyl Alcohol prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Benzyl Alcohol prices plotted. You can filter a given Benzyl Alcohol price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
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.
Chemical Formula. C7H8O
Commercial Grades. pharmaceutical grade (99.95% minimum purity); photographic/textile grade (99% minimum purity); technical grade (98% minimum purity); and chlorine free grade.
Uses. Benzyl Alcohol is mainly employed in: production of perfumes and flavoring; chemical solvent; ball point pen inks; heat-sealing polyethylene films. It is also used as photographic chemical (lithographic stop and color developer film baths); dying auxiliary (leather, wool and nylon fibers); chemical solvent; bacteriostat; preservative (industrial, cosmetics, fluids); solvent in cosmetics; and degreasing agent.
- Toluene + chlorine + aqueous sodium carbonate (chlorination and hydrolysis)
- Benzaldehyde + potassium hydroxide (Canizzaro reaction)
Derivatives. benzaldehyde; 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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