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1. Synonyms


2. Usage

Benzyl alcohol is a colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant odor. It is widely used in various industries for its versatile properties. Here are some common uses of benzyl alcohol:

  1. Pharmaceuticals: Benzyl alcohol is commonly used as a preservative in pharmaceuticals, particularly in injectable medications. It helps in preventing the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms in the solution, ensuring the safety and stability of the product.
  2. Personal care products: It is used as a fragrance additive, solubilizer, and viscosity regulator in lotions, creams, shampoos, and other personal care products. Benzyl alcohol provides a pleasant scent and helps in maintaining product consistency.
  3. Industrial applications: Benzyl alcohol is utilized as a solvent for various resins, dyes, inks, and paints. It is also used as a degreasing agent in cleaning solutions and as a chemical intermediate in the production of various chemicals.
  4. Food and beverage: Benzyl alcohol is used as a flavoring agent in certain food and beverage products. It imparts a mild, sweet taste and can also act as a solvent for flavor compounds.
  5. Fragrances: It is widely used in the perfume and fragrance industry due to its pleasant odor. Benzyl alcohol is often used as a solvent and fixative in perfumes, helping the fragrance to last longer.
  6. Cosmetics: Benzyl alcohol is used as a preservative in cosmetics to prevent the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. It helps in extending the shelf life of products such as creams, lotions, and makeup.

It is important to note that proper handling and storage of benzyl alcohol are necessary, as it is flammable and can be harmful if ingested or inhaled in large amounts. It is always recommended to follow safety guidelines and use benzyl alcohol as directed by manufacturers.

3. COA

BATCH NO.: 20211207
PURITY (% ) 99.95MIN 99.99
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (20℃) 1.043-1.048 1.047
0.1MAX 0.05
WATER (%) 0.1MAX 0.019
REFRACTIVE INDEX (20℃) 1.538-1.541 1.540


1.1 Product identifier
Trade name:                        Benzyl alcohol
REACH registration No.:      01-2119492630-38-0004
1.2 Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against
General use:                        Solvent, laboratory chemical, flavouring agents or odorants, intermediate, flux, photo-chemicals
Identified uses:                    Industrial use:
1. Industrial manufacturing
2. Chemical formulation and packaging
3. Building material/distributor
4. Adhesives/sealants
5. Coatings and paints, fillers, putties, thinners
6. Non-metal-surface treatment products
7. Ink and toners
8. Lubricants, greases, release products
9. Industrial use of intermediates
10. Paper and board dye, finishing and impregnating products
11. Photo-chemicals
12. Polymer preparations and compounds
13. Washing and cleaning products (including solvent based products)
14. Cosmetics, personal care products
15. Metal surface treatment Professional use:
1. Building material/distributor
2. Adhesives/sealants
3. Coatings and paints, fillers, putties, thinners
4. Metal surface treatment
5. Non-metal-surface treatment products
6. Ink and toners
7. Laboratory chemical
8. Paper and board dye, finishing and impregnating products
9. Photo-chemicals
10. Polishes and wax blends
11. Polymer preparations and compounds
12. Washing and cleaning products (including solvent based products)
13. Cosmetics, personal care products
Consumer use:
Washing and cleaning products (including solvent based products)
Uses advised against:          none
1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet
Street/POB-No.:                   12/F,Xinglong building, 1007 Jiefang Ave., Wuhan, Hubei, China
Postal Code, city:                 430030, Wuhan
Telephone:                          +86-27-81880585
Telefax:                                +86-27-81880584
Dept. responsible for information:
REACH Department,
Telephone: +86 (0)27-81880585, E-mail:
1.4 Emergency telephone number
GIZ-Nord, Germany, Telephone: +49 (0)551-19240
SECTION 2: Hazards identification
2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture Classification according to EC regulation 1272/2008 (CLP) Acute Tox. 4; H302    Harmful if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 4; H332    Harmful if inhaled.
Eye Irrit. 2; H319          Causes serious eye irritation.
Classification according to directive 67/548/EEC
Xn; R20/22    Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed. Xi; R36        Irritating to eyes.
2.2 Label elements
Labelling (CLP)
Signal word:                         Warning
Hazard statements:              H302                     Harmful if swallowed.
H319                     Causes serious eye irritation.
H332                     Harmful if inhaled.
Safety precautions:               P280                     Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P301+P312           IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P304+P340           IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P337+P313           If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.
P501                     Dispose of contents/container to hazardous or special waste collection point.
Labelling (67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC)
R phrase(s): R 20/22
R 36
Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed. Irritating to eyes.
S phrase(s): S (2)
S 26
Keep out of the reach of children.
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
2.3 Other hazards
No risks worthy of mention.
SECTION 3: Composition / information on ingredients
3.1 Substances
Chemical characterization:    C7 H8 O = C6H5-CH2OH Benzyl alcohol >= 99,9%
CAS-Number:                      100-51-6
EC-number:                         202-859-9
EU-number:                         603-057-00-5
RTECS-Number:                 DN3150000
SECTION 4: First aid measures
4.1 Description of first aid measures
General information:            Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
After inhalation:                    Move victim to fresh air; if necessary, provide artificial respiration or oxygen. Immediately get medical attention.
In case of skin contact:        After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water.
Seek medical treatment in case of troubles.
After eye contact:                 Immediately flush eyes with plenty of flowing water for 10 to 15 minutes holding eyelids apart.
In case of troubles or persistent symptoms, consult an opthalmologist.
After swallowing:                  Drink one or two glasses of water. Give activated carbon (20 - 40 g in a suspension of 10%).
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Caution if victim vomits: Risk of aspiration! Keep airway open. Immediately get medical attention.
4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
After resorption: nausea, headache, agitation, inebriation, CNS disorders, apnea, spasms, fatigue, drowsiness, unconsciousness.
Chronic toxicity: cardiac arrhythmias.
In case of inhalation: Mucous membrane irritation, cough and shortage of breath. In case of ingestion: Irritations of mucous membranes in the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract.Vomiting, diarrhoea.
After contact with skin:    Danger of cutaneous absorption.
4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
As a laxative, affected person should drink sodium sulfate (1 tablespoon in 1/4 L water).
SECTION 5: Firefighting measures
5.1 Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media:
Water fog, foam, extinguishing powder, carbon dioxide.
Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons:
High power water jet
5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
May form dangerous gases and vapours in case of fire.
With air, vapours form potentially explosive mixtures, which are heavier than air. In case of fire may be liberated: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
5.3 Advice for firefighters
Special protective equipment for firefighters:
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Additional information:         Hazchem-Code: -
Do not allow fire water to penetrate into surface or ground water. Use fine water spray to cool endangered containers.
SECTION 6: Accidental release measures
6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Provide fresh air. Avoid contact with the substance. Do not breathe vapour/aerosol. Wear protective equipment.
6.2 Environmental precautions
Do not allow to penetrate into soil, waterbodies or drains.
6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Absorb with liquid-binding material (e.g. sand, diatomaceous earth, acid- or universal binding agents) and place in closed containers for disposal. Final cleaning.
Use only spark proof tools.
In case of greater quantities: Collect mechanically (use only explosion-proof equipment when pumping out).
6.4 Reference to other sections
Refer additionally to chapter 8 and 13.
SECTION 7: Handling and storage
7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Advices on safe handling:      Execute works under fume hood. Do not breathe vapours.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Provide adequate ventilation, and local exhaust as needed. Wear protective equipment.
Precautions against fire and explosion:
Keep away from sources of ignition. - No smoking.
7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements for storerooms and containers:
Keep containers tightly closed and at a temperature between 15 °C and 25 °C. Protect from light.
Hints on joint storage:          Do not store together with oxidizing agents, strong acids, Acid halides or iron. Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
Storage class:                      10 = Combustible liquids, unless storage class 3
7.3 Specific end use(s)
No information available.
SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection
8.1 Control parameters
Additional information:         Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
DNEL/DMEL:                       Systemic effects:
DNEL workers, long-term, inhalative: 90 mg/m³  DNEL workers, short-term, inhalative: 450 mg/m³ DNEL workers, long-term, dermal: 9,5 mg/kg bw DNEL workers, short-term, dermal: 47 mg/kg bw DNEL consumers, long-term, inhalative: 19,1 mg/m³ DNEL consumers, short-term, inhalative: 95,5 mg/m³ DNEL consumers, long-term, dermal: 5,7 mg/kg bw DNEL consumers, short-term, dermal: 28,5 mg/kg bw DNEL consumers, long-term, oral: 5 mg/kg bw
DNEL consumers, short-term, oral: 25 mg/kg bw
PNEC:                                 PNEC water (freshwater): 1 mg/L PNEC water (marine water): 0,1 mg/L
PNEC water (intermittent release): 2,3 mg/L PNEC sewage treatment plant: 39 mg/L PNEC sediment (freshwater): 5,27 mg/kg dw
PNEC sediment (marine water): 0,527 mg/kg dw PNEC soil: 0,456 mg/kg dw
8.2 Exposure controls
Execute works under fume hood.
Provide adequate ventilation, and local exhaust as needed.
Occupational exposure controls
Respiratory protection:         When vapours form: Use filter type A (= against vapours of organic substances) according to EN 14387.
Hand protection:                  Protective gloves according to EN 374.
Glove material: butyl caoutchouc (butyl rubber)-Layer thickness: 0,7 mm. Breakthrough time: > 480 Min.
Observe glove manufacturer's instructions concerning penetrability and breakthrough time.
Eye protection:                     Tightly sealed goggles according to EN 166.
Body protection:                   Wear suitable protective clothing.
General protection and hygiene measures:
When using do not eat, drink or smoke. After work, wash hands and face.
Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Do not breathe vapour/aerosol. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Safety shower and eye wash station should be easily accessible to the work area.
SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties
9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:                                                      Physical state: liquid Colour: colourless
Odour:                                                               weak aromatic
Odour threshold:                                                no data available
pH value:                                                           no data available
Melting point/melting range:                             -15.4 °C    (1013 hPa) Boiling temperature/boiling range:                    205.3 °C    (1013 hPa) Flash point/flash point range:                           100.4 °C    (1013 hPa)
Vapourisation rate:                                            no data available
Flammability:                                                     This product is non-flammable.
Explosive properties:                                         Not explosive
Explosion limits:                                                 LEL (Lower Explosion Limit):    1.30 Vol-% UEL (Upper Explosive Limit):    13.00 Vol-%
Vapour pressure:                                               at 20 °C: 0.07 hPa
Vapour density:                                                  no data available
Density:                                                             at 20 °C: 1.045 g/mL
Solubility:                                                           easily soluble in alcohol, ether
Water solubility:                                                 at 25 °C: 40 g/L
Partition coefficient n-octanol/water:                  1.05 log P(o/w)
Appreciable bio-accumulation is not to be expected (log P(o/w 1-3).
Autoflammability:                                               436 °C (1013 hPa)
Thermal decomposition:                                    no data available
Viscosity, dynamic:                                            at 20 °C: 5.84 mPa*s
Explosive properties:                                         Not explosive
Oxidizing characteristics:                                   none
9.2 Other information
Ignition temperature:                                          435 °C (DIN 51794)
Additional information:                                       Molecular weight: 108,14 g/mol
Relative vapour density at 20 °C (air=1): 3,72 Surface tension: 39 mN/m/20 °C
dissociation constant pKa/25 °C: 15,4
SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity
10.1 Reactivity
Exothermic reactions with oxidizing agents and sulphuric acid Light-sensitive. Sensitive to air: Oxidation to Benzaldehyde.
10.2 Chemical stability
Product is stable under normal storage conditions.
10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous polymerisation with acids, iron and Warmness. Danger of dust explosion. Danger of bursting container.
Danger of explosion with Acid halides.
10.4 Conditions to avoid
Protect from excessive heat.
With air, vapours form potentially explosive mixtures, which are heavier than air.
10.5 Incompatible materials
Unsuitable materials: May attack plastics.
10.6 Hazardous decomposition products
In case of fire may be liberated: carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.
Thermal decomposition:      no data available
SECTION 11: Toxicological information
11.1 Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
LD50 Rat, oral:            1620 mg/kg LD50 Rabbit, dermal:    2000 mg/kg
LC50 Rat, inhalative:     > 5000 mg/[m3]/4h    (OECD 403)
Toxicological effects:           Acute toxicity (oral): Acute Tox. 4; H302 = Harmful if swallowed.
Acute toxicity (dermal): Lack of data.
Acute toxicity (inhalative): Acute Tox. 4; H332 = Harmful if inhaled.
Skin corrosion/irritation: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met. Rabbit: Not an irritant (OECD 404)
Eye damage/irritation: Eye Irrit. 2; H319 = Causes serious eye irritation. Sensitisation to the respiratory tract: Lack of data.
Skin sensitisation: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met. Maximisation test: negative (OECD 406).
Germ cell mutagenicity/Genotoxicity: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met.
Ames test: negative
Carcinogenicity: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met. Reproductive toxicity: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met. Effects on or via lactation: Lack of data.
Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure): Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met.
Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure): Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met.
NOAEL Mouse oral: 200 mg/kg/d NOAEC Rat inhalative: 1072    mg/m³ Air
Aspiration hazard: Lack of data.
Symptoms After resorption: nausea, headache, agitation, inebriation, CNS disorders, apnea, spasms, fatigue, drowsiness, unconsciousness.
Chronic toxicity: cardiac arrhythmias.
In case of inhalation:    Mucous membrane irritation, cough and shortage of breath. In case of ingestion:
Irritations of mucous membranes in the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract.
Vomiting, diarrhoea.
After contact with skin:    Danger of cutaneous absorption.
SECTION 12: Ecological information
12.1 Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:                    Algae toxicity:
EC50 Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae): 770 mg/L/72h (OECD 201). EC10/NOEC Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata (green algae): 310 mg/L/72h (OECD 201).
Daphnia toxicity:
EC50 Daphnia magna (Big water flea): 230 mg/L/48h (OECD 202). EC10/NOEC Daphnia magna (Big water flea): 51 mg/L/21d (OECD 211).
Fish toxicity:
LC50 Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow): 460 mg/L/96h.
Water Hazard Class:           1 = slightly hazardous to water (WGK catalog number 216)
12.2. Persistence and degradability
Further details:                     Biodegradability:
BOD: 92 - 96% / 14 d (OECD 301 C).
DOC reduction: 95 - 97% / 21 d (OECD 302 A). Product is readily biodegradable.
Oxygen demand:
BOD:             1,55 g/g/5d
BOD/ThOD:    62 %
COD/ThOD:    96 %
ThOD:           2,519 g/g
Effects in sewage plants:          EC50/LC50 Nitrosomonas: 390 mg/L"(ISO 8192 and ISO DIS 9509).
12.3 Bioaccumulative potential
Bioconcentration factor (BCF):
Bioconcentration factor (BCF): 1,37 L/kg ww (calculated). Accumulation in organisms is not to be expected.
12.4 Mobility in soil
Koc at 20 °C: 527,3
Henry constant (25 °C): 0,0879 Pa*m³/mol
12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
This substance does not meet the PBT/vPvB criteria of REACH, annex XIII.
12.6 Other adverse effects
General information:            Do not allow to enter into ground-water, surface water or drains.
SECTION 13: Disposal considerations
13.1 Waste treatment methods
Waste key number:              07 01 04* =     Organic solvents, halogen-free
* = Evidence for disposal must be provided.
Recommendation:               Incinerate as hazardous waste according to applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Do not dispose of with household waste.
Do not empty into drains.
Contaminated packaging
Recommendation:               Dispose of waste according to applicable legislation.
Non-contaminated packages may be recycled.
SECTION 14: Transport information
14.1 UN number not applicable
14.2 UN proper shipping name
ADR/RID, IMDG, IATA:        Not restricted
14.3 Transport hazard class(es)
not applicable
14.4 Packing group
not applicable
14.5 Environmental hazards
Marine pollutant                   No
14.6 Special precautions for user
No dangerous good in sense of these transport regulations.
14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code
no data available
SECTION 15: Regulatory information
15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
National regulations - Great Britain
Hazchem-Code:                   -
National regulations - EC member states
Volatile organic compounds (VOC):
100 % by weight
Labelling of packaging with <= 125mL content
Signal word: Hazard statements: Warning
H302 H332
Harmful if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled.
Safety precautions: P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position
comfortable for breathing.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to hazardous or special waste collection point.
National regulations - USA
TSCA  Inventory:  listed TSCA HPVC: not listed Clean Air Act:
SOCMI Chemical: yes
Other Environmental Laws:
RCRA Groundwater Monitoring: Methods 8270 / PQL 20
Hazard rating systems: NFPA Hazard Rating:
Health: 2 (Moderate)
Fire: 1 (Slight)
Reactivity: 0 (Minimal)
HMIS Version III Rating: Health:
2 (Moderate) Flammability: 1 (Slight) Physical Hazard: 0 (Minimal)
Personal Protection: X = Consult your supervisor
National regulations - Canada
DSL: listed
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 and Regulation (EU) No 453/2010 (REACH)
Benzyl alcohol
Revision date:    22.04.2020
Version:                            5
Language:            en-GB,IE Date of print:     22.04.2019
Page:                     10 of 10
15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment
For this substance a chemical safety assessment has been carried out.
SECTION 16: Other information
Further information
Literature:                            ICSC 0833
Reason of change:               Changes in section 1: REACH registration No.
Changes in section 2: classification, labelling Changes in section 9: General revision Changes in section 11 - 12: General revision General revision
Date of first version:             01.04.2010
Department issuing data sheet
Contact person:                   see section 1: Dept. responsible for information
For abbreviations and acronyms, see: ECHA Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment, chapter R.20 (Table of terms and abbreviations).
The information in this data sheet has been established to our best knowledge and was up-to-date at time of revision. It does not represent a guarantee for the properties of the product described in terms of the legal warranty regulations.


3. TDS


Items Of Analysis Specification
Appearance Clear, Colorless, Oily Liquid
Color (Hazen) 10 max
Purity (% ) 99.95min
Benzaldehyde (ppm) 300max
Specific Gravity (20℃) 1.043-1.048
Chloride (%) 0.005 max
Acidity (As Benzoic Acid) (%) 0.1max
Clarity Of Solution(1+30) clear
Refractive Index (20℃) 1.538-1.541
Water (%) 0.1max


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