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Product name 2-benzyloxyethanol
Synonyms benzyl cellosolve
ethylene glycol benzyl ether
GOST no data
CAS 622-08-2

2-Benzyloxyethanol is a clear, colorless liquid with an rose-like odor. It is boundedly soluble in water; soluble in alcohols, glycols, diethyl ether, acetone, chloroform and other organic solvents. Cellosolve is a monoalkyl ether of ethylene glycol. Benzyl cellosolve exhibits the chemical properties of glycols and ethers. It can form esters being treated with carboxylic acids.


  • Benzyl cellosolve is manufactured by the reaction of benzyl alcohol with ethylene oxide at 150-200°C and 2-4MPa in the presence of homogeneous (acids, alkalies) or heterogeneous (zeolites, aluminum silicates, silica gels) catalysts:

    C6H5CH2OH + (CH2CH2)O --> C6H5CH2OCH2CH2OH


    2-Benzyloxyethanol is applied:

  • as a raw material in making perfumes;
  • as a fragnance fixing agent in perfumery;

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