Benzyl Alcohol BP/USP grade
Benzyl alcohol is a naturally occurring and synthetic ingredient used as solvent and preservative; has been associated with contact allergy.
Benzyl alcohol appears as a clear colourless liquid with a pleasant odour. Slightly denser than water.
Its a colourless Useful solvent used primarily as solvent in Paint, Lacquers and epoxy coatings also in paint strippers.
Benzyl Alcohol is used as a general solvent for the manufacturing of inks, paints, lacquers, epoxy resin coatings and therefore can be used in paint strippers if combined with compatible viscosity enhancers. It is also commonly used in pen making (ballpoint ink); dyeing nylon filament and intermediate for preparing benzyl ester.
Benzyl alcohol is a clear alcohol with a mild sweet fragrance. We use this ingredient as a solvent and preservative in many of our products, keeping them stable and working at their best.
Benzyl alcohol is a synthetic chemical produced for industry, however it can be found naturally in some plants, fruits, tea, and wines. It's a useful solvent due to its low toxicity, and can be found in many cosmetics and personal care products. Though it is among the least sensitising preservatives of its kind available, a small percentage of people can be sensitive to this ingredient on their skin. We use this ingredient with care at very low concentrations to minimise exposure, while also helping prevent the growth of microbes on our products once they are exposed to air.
Flash point 194 °F. Boiling point 401 °F. Contact may irritate skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. May be slightly toxic by ingestion. Used to make other chemicals.
Chemicals Formula: C7H8O
Other names: Alcohol benzylicus, Benzenemethanol, Benzylic Alcohol, Phenylcarbinol, Phenylmethanol, Phenylmethyl Alcohol, alpha-Toluenol