StructureBenzyl alcohol Industrial grade
CAS No. 100-51-6
EC No. 202-859-9
Synonyms Phenylmethanol; Phenylcarbinol

Benzyl alcohol Industrial grade

Benzyl alcohol in industrial applications is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant aromatic odor. It is a useful solvent due to its polarity, low toxicity, and low volatility. Benzyl alcohol is used as a general solvent for inks, waxes, shellacs, paints, lacquers and epoxy resin coatings.

Like most alcohols, it reacts with carboxylic acids to form esters.

Industrial applications

  • Paint Strippers, especially when combined with compatible viscosity enhancers to encourage the mixture to cling to painted surfaces 
  • Degreaser in rug cleaning products
  •  Dying solvent for wool, Nylon and Leather
  • Photographic film developer
  • Insect repellent


Packaging & Shelf Life

IBC 1,000kg net

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 24 months.

Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).