Benzyl alcohol USP/Ph.Eur 25LT Go Back

CASR

: 100-51-6

Molecular Formula

: C7H8O

Molecular Weight

: 108.10
Specifications  
Appearance: Clear, colorless, oily liquid. Boils at about 206°C,without decomposition. Is neutral to litmus. Specific gravity is between 1.042 and 1.047
Solubility: Soluble in water, miscible with ethanol (96%),with alcohol and with fatty and essential oils with ether, and with chloroform. Freely soluble in 50% alcohol
Relative density, 20°C: 1.043-1.049
Identification by IR: To comply the test
Appearance of solution: The solution is clear and colourless.
Clarity of solution: The sample solution shows the same clarity as that of water, or its opalescence is not more pronounces than that of ref.suspension 1.
Colour of solution: The sample solution has the color of water.
Refractive index,20° C: 1.538-1.541
Assay: 98.0-100.5%
Acidity: Passes test
peroxide value: 5.0 max
Residue on evaporation: 0.05% max
Related substances: Impurity A (Benzaldehyde): 0.15% max
Related substances: Impurity B (Cyclohexylmethanol): 0.10% max
Related substances: The sum of the areas of any peak with a relative retention time less than that of Benzyl alcohol: 0.04% max
Related substances: The sum of the areas of any peak with a relative retention time greater than that of Benzyl alcohol: 0.3% max
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