Benzoin 2019-01-06T07:15:25+00:00

Benzoin | CAS 119-53-9; 579-44-2

Benzoin CAS No: 119-53-9; 579-44-2

Product Information of Benzoin (CAS 119-53-9; 579-44-2)

Benzoin, also known as benzophenone, 2-hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone or 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone, is a colorless or white crystal with a similar odor as camphor. The raw material of the wetting agent can also be used as a catalyst for producing polyester. Benzoin is formed by the condensation of two molecules of benzaldehyde in a solution of hot potassium cyanide or sodium cyanide in ethanol via benzoin. Benzoin is a chiral molecule having the opposite image of the (R)-benzoin and (S)-benzoin.

  • Product Name: Benzoin
  • Synonyms: 2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethan-1-one; BENZOIN GUM; Persian balsam; 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenyl ethanone; α-Hydroxybenzyl phenyl ketone; α-Hydroxy-α-phenylacetophenone; Benzoin Zone Refined; 1,2-diphenyl-2-hydroxyethanone; 2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone; desyl alcohol; 2-Hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone
  • CAS No: 119-53-9; 579-44-2
  • EINECS No.: 209-441-5
  • Molecular Formula: C14H12O2
  • Molecular Weight: 212.2439 g/mol

Product specifications of benzoin

Appearance Light yellow or white crystalline powder
Assay ≥99%
Boiling Point 194 °C 12 mm Hg(lit.)
Melting Point 134-137 °C
Flash Point 181°C
Volatiles 0.5%max
Ash 0.1% max
Packaging 20KG/Carton

Main applications of benzoin

  1. Used as a pharmaceutical intermediate, it can also be used as a light sensitizer for dye production and photosensitive resin, gravure ink, photocurable coating.
  2. It is an ideal additive for pinholes in powder coatings in powder coatings.
  3. Used for fluorescence reaction testing of zinc, organic synthesis, as a standard for calorimetry and preservatives.
  4. It is an ideal additive for pinholes in powder coatings in powder coatings.

Storage Conditions: Store in a cool and dry place, prevent from sunlight.

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