benzyl alcohol


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benzyl alcohol

[′ben·zəl ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6H5CH2OH An alcohol that melts at 15.3°C, boils at 205.8°C, and is soluble in water and readily soluble in alcohol and ether; valued for the esters it forms with acetic, benzoic, and sebacic acids and used in the soap, perfume, and flavor industries. Also known as phenylmethanol.
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But recent studies have cast suspicion not on the interferon but on benzyl alcohol, which is used in many preparations.
Emerald's Kalama benzyl alcohol, produced by an oxidation process, is chlorine-free and extremely low in odor, having minimal influence on the aroma of the final product, noted Vaughn Biege.
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The FDA, in concurrence with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends that clinicians do not use intravascular flush solutions containing benzyl alcohol for newborns2.
It is comprised of an alcohol constituent selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, isopropanol, n-butanol, benzyl alcohol, and mixtures thereof; a pH adjusting agent such that the pH range of the composition is 10 or greater; water and a non-chloride ion containing quaternary ammonium antimicrobial having antimicrobial properties as an antimicrobial constituent.
Benzyl alcohol has been associated with a fatal "Gasping Syndrome" in premature infants and infants of low birth weight.
US Patent 8,871,700 B2: Procter & Gamble has patented a liquid cleaning and disinfecting composition that is comprised of C12-14 linear alkyl dimethyl amine oxide; a Zn2+ salt selected from the group consisting of Zn carbonate, Zn sulphate, Zn citrate and mixtures thereof; an anionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of alkyl sulfate, alkyl ethoxy sulfate and mixtures thereof; an organic solvent selected from the group consisting of ethanol, benzyl alcohol, and mixtures thereof; and at least one biocide selected from the group consisting of a halogenated benzyl alcohol derivative, a halogenated hydroxy-diphenylether, a quaternary ammonium salt, an alkylbenzethonium chloride, a peroxide bleach system, and mixtures thereof.
Ulesfia's unique mechanism of action is facilitated through the use of benzyl alcohol which prevents lice from closing their spiracles, thereby asphyxiating them within ten minutes and causing death.
It is comprised of at least one surfactant selected from the group consisting of anionic, nonionic, cationic, zwitterionic, amphoteric surfactants, and mixtures thereof; benzyl alcohol; ethanol; at least one hydrotrope; a single antibacterial active selected from the group consisting of halogenated benzyl alcohol derivatives, halogenated hydroxydiphenylethers, quaternary ammonium salts, a peroxide bleach system; and at least one sequestering agent.
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Benzyl Alcohol Lotion 5%, the first and only prescription medication that kills head lice by asphyxiation without potential neurotoxic side effects.
INCI Name: Benzyl Alcohol (and) Glycerin (and) Citrus Reticulata Fruit Extract (and) Citrus Aurantium Amara Fruit Extract (and) Citrus Sinensis Peel Extract (and) Tocopherol (and) Citric Acid (and) Lactic Acid (and) Aqua