Agent Name

Benzil

CAS Number

134-81-6

Formula

C14-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Diphenylethane-1,2-dione; 1,2-Diphenylethanedione; Bibenzoyl; Dibenzoyl; Diphenyl-alpha,beta-diketone; Diphenyldiketon; Diphenylethanedione; Diphenylglyoxal; Glyoxal, diphenyl-; WY-20910; 1,2-Ethanedione, 1,2-diphenyl-; Ethanedione, diphenyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Yellow solid; [Merck Index] Yellow crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic syntheses; [Merck Index]

Comments

A moderate eye irritant; Causes somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Acetophenone."

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