Benzoin Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Benzoin Properties


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Benzoin is an organic compound consisting of an ethylene bridge flanked by phenyl groups and with hydroxyl and ketone functional groups.It appears as off-white crystals, with a light camphor odor. Benzoin is synthesized from benzaldehyde in the benzoin condensation.It is a photocatalyst in photopolymerization and photoinitiator.It is the raw material for synthesis of benzil by organic oxidation with nitric acid or oxone.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Light Yellow Powder or Crystals
Boiling Point 344 °C
CAS Number 119-53-9
ChEBI 17682
Density 1.31 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-331-3
HS Code 29144090
IUPAC Name 2-Hydroxy-1,2-Di(Phenyl)Ethanone
InChI 1S/C14H12O2/c15-13(11-7-3-1-4-8-11)14(16)12-9-5-2-6-10-12/h1-10,13,15H
LR Assay 99%
Lab Grade LR
Main Hazards Sore throat;
Eye and Skin redness
Melting Point 137 °C
Molar Mass 212.24 g/mol
Molecular Formula C14H12O2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number DI1590000
Refractive 1.609 n/D
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms 2-Hydroxy-2-Phenylacetophenone; 2-Hydroxy-1,2-Diphenylethanone; Desyl Alcohol; Bitter Almond Oil Camphor uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X