Benzyl alcohol is widely used as a solvent for the dielectrophoretic reconfiguration of nanowires, inks, paints, lacquers and epoxy resin coatings and as a precursor to a variety of esters used in soaps, perfumes and flavoring. It is employed as a local anesthetic which reduces the pain associated with lidocaine injection. It has a various applications in baby products, bath products, soaps and detergents, eye makeup, blushers, cleansing products, make up products as well as hair, nail and skin care products.
Misicible with water, benzene, methanol, chloroform, ethanol, acetone and ether.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : DN3150000
TSCA : TSCA