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Title: Benzohydrol
CAS Registry Number: 91-01-0
CAS Name: a-Phenylbenzenemethanol
Additional Names: benzhydrol; diphenylcarbinol
Molecular Formula: C13H12O
Molecular Weight: 184.23
Percent Composition: C 84.75%, H 6.57%, O 8.68%
Line Formula: (C6H5)2CHOH
Literature References: Prepd by reducing benzophenone with zinc dust in strongly alkaline soln: Wiselogle, Sonneborn, Org. Synth. coll. vol. I (2nd ed, 1941) p 90. By reducing benzophenone with magnesium in methanol: Zechmeister, Rom, Ann. 468, 123 (1929).
Properties: Needles from ligroin, mp 69°. bp748 298°; bp20 180°; bp13 176°. Absorption spectrum: Orndorff et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 49, 1542 (1927). One gram dissolves in 2 liters of water at 20°. Freely sol in alcohol, ether, chloroform and carbon bisulfide; almost insol in cold ligroin.
Melting point: mp 69°
Boiling point: bp748 298°; bp20 180°; bp13 176°
Derivative Type: Diphenylmethyl ether
Molecular Formula: (C6H5)2CHOCH(C6H5)2
Molecular Weight: 350.45
Percent Composition: C 89.11%, H 6.33%, O 4.57%
Properties: Monoclinic crystals from benzene, mp 110°; bp15 267°.
Melting point: mp 110°
Boiling point: bp15 267°
Use: In organic syntheses.

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