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A12884 Benzhydrol, 99%

CAS Number
91-01-0
Synonyms
Diphenylcarbinol
Diphenylmethanol

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A12884-18 50g 18.50
A12884-30 250g 50.30
A12884-0B 1000g 161.00
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Benzhydrol, 99%

MDL
MFCD00004488
EINECS
202-033-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
C13H12O
Formula Weight
184.24
Melting point
64-68°
Boiling Point
297-298°
Flash Point
160°(320°F)
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Slightly soluble in water.

Applications

Benzhydrol is widely used as intermediates in pharmaceuticals (including antihistamines), agrochemicals, perfumes and other organic compounds. It is used as a fixative in the perfume industry. It is involved in polymerization reaction as a terminating group. It is used as precursor to prepare modafinil, benztropine and diphehydramine.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, acid chlorides and acid anhydrides.

Literature References

The protection of OH groups as benzhydryl ethers can be catalyzed by sulfuric acid: Org. Synth. Coll., 4, 72 (1963); Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 15, 281 (1976). See also Benzhydryl­ bromide, L02211. Thiols, e.g. in cysteine residues in peptide synthesis, can be protected as thioethers in the presence of TFA or HBr/AcOH: J. Chem. Soc. (C), 2683 (1970). The group can be cleaved by TFA in the presence of a cation scavenger, e.g. phenol or anisole (same ref.), or by Na in liquid NH3: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 84, 3887 (1962). See Appendix 6.

Carboxyl groups can be protected by esterification in benzene with tosic acid catalyst. Deprotection can be effected with the same catalyst by refluxing in toluene, which undergoes electrophilic alkylation: Tetrahedron Lett., 37, 1965 (1996).

Misawa, T.; Dodo, K.; Ishikawa, M.; Hashimoto, Y.; Sagawa, M.; Kizaki, M.; Aoyama, H. Structure-activity relationships of benzhydrol derivatives based on 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA) and their inhibitory activities on multiple myeloma cell growth via inactivation of the NF-κB pathway. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2015, 23 (9), 2241-2246.

Taskin, O. S.; Temel, B. A.; Tasdelen, M. A.; Yagci, Y. Synthesis of block copolymers by selective H-abstraction and radical coupling reactions using benzophenone/benzhydrol photoinitiating system. Eur. Polym. J. 2015, 62, 304-311.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,1090
Beilstein
1424379
Harmonized Tariff Code
2906.29
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
DC7452000

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