alpha-Ethylbenzyl Alcohol
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Title: a-Ethylbenzyl Alcohol
CAS Registry Number: 93-54-9
CAS Name: a-Ethylbenzenemethanol
Additional Names: w-ethylbenzyl alcohol; 1-phenyl-1-propanol; 1-phenylpropyl alcohol; ethyl phenyl carbinol; a-hydroxypropylbenzene
Manufacturers' Codes: SH-261
Trademarks: Ejibil; Livonal; Phenycholon; Phenicol; Phenychol; Felicur (Asche); Felitrope
Molecular Formula: C9H12O
Molecular Weight: 136.19
Percent Composition: C 79.37%, H 8.88%, O 11.75%
Literature References: Prepd from benzaldehyde or from ethyl phenyl ketone: Norris, Cortese, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 49, 2640 (1927). Toxicity study: O. Linét et al., Arzneim.-Forsch. 12, 347 (1962).
Properties: Oily liquid. Weak, ester-like odor. Sweetish, slightly irritating taste. bp760 219°; bp15 107°; bp3 78°. d425 0.9915. nD23 1.5169. uv max (methanol): 250, 260 nm (e 173, 114). Misc with methanol, ethanol, ether, benzene, toluene, olive oil. LD50 orally in rats: 1.6 ml/kg (Linét).
Boiling point: bp760 219°; bp15 107°; bp3 78°
Index of refraction: nD23 1.5169
Absorption maximum: uv max (methanol): 250, 260 nm (e 173, 114)
Density: d425 0.9915
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 1.6 ml/kg (Linét)
Use: As heat transfer medium; in perfumery.
Therap-Cat: Choleretic.
Keywords: Choleretic.

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