Agent Name

Benzoin

CAS Number

119-53-9

Formula

C14-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(+-)-Benzoin; 2-Hydroxy-1,2-diphenylethanone; 2-Hydroxy-2-phenylacetophenone; Acetophenone, 2-hydroxy-2-phenyl-; Aerozoin; Benzoin extract (resinoid); Benzoylphenylcarbinol; Bitter almond oil camphor; Bitter-almond-oil camphor; Ethanone, 2-hydroxy-1,2-diphenyl-; Fenyl-alpha-hydroxybenzylketon [Czech]; Ketone, alpha-hydroxybenzyl phenyl; Phenyl-alpha-hydroxybenzyl ketone; Phenylbenzoyl carbinol; Tincture of benzoin; WY-42956; alpha-Hydroxy-alpha-phenylacetophenone; alpha-Hydroxybenzyl phenyl ketone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

White or yellowish solid; Slightly soluble in water; [Hawley] Water solubility = 300 mg/L; [ChemIDplus] Slightly yellow solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavor, antiseptic, photopolymerization catalyst, and in organic syntheses [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [ICSC] May cause skin and eye irritation; May be harmful if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin; Oral LD50 (rat) = 10,000 mg/kg; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 135.6 deg C; [HSDB]

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