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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Several process improvements have already led to an increase in benzyl alcohol capacity there in recent years.
The GC/MS results confirmed that the oxidation product obtained after reaction of toluene and hydrogen peroxide in the presence of Co-MCM-48 and CoMn-MCM-48 are benzaldehyde and benzyl alcohol. The bimetallic catalyst gives two products due to the presence of two metals.
To this mixture, 2 drops of benzyl alcohol and 2 drops of oleic acid were added under stirring.
FFM is tested against the results with experimental data of the photocatalytic and selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol towards benzaldehyde.
But Tereshin claims he makes his homemade formula with unidentified-amounts of olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol.
This product is similar to Synacten Depot, (but without a preservative benzyl alcohol) which has the same activity as natural adrenocorticotropic hormone.
The new Lidocaine Plus introductions--Pain Relieving Liquid and Pain Relieving Cream--deliver the identical lidocaine dose but include another anesthetic--10% benzyl alcohol.
Different parameters were explored in the synthesis of oleic acid coated iron oxide nanoparticles by microwave heating such as the nature of the solvents with different dielectric constant (octadecene, dibenzyl ether, benzyl alcohol, phenyl ether, and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)), the Fe concentration, and the heating ramps (2-4[degrees]C/min).
Five higher alcohols were identified in this study, namely, 1-octen-3-ol, benzyl alcohol, 1-octanol, 2-phenylethanol, and 1-nonanol (Table 2); these alcohols usually have rose, floral, mushroom, and burnt aromas.
Steric hindrance is another essential factor that affects the rate of the oxidation processes; the bulky groups such as 4-[CF.sub.3], 2,4-DiCl, 2,3,4-TriOMe, and 2,3,4,5,6-pentaflouro attached to benzyl alcohol decrease the performance of the oxidation reaction, maybe because of the steric resistance that impedes the oxidation of the alcohols bearing bulky substituents (Table 6, entries 13,16-18).
A toxic effect of the triamcinolone itself as well as the preservatives present in the vial such as benzyl alcohol, polysorbate 80, and carboxymethylcellulose sodium has also been incriminated [16, 17].