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ben'zyl al'cohol



Chem.
a colorless, faintly aromatic, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H8O, used chiefly as a solvent in the manufacture of perfumes and flavorings, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of benzyl esters and ethers. Also called phenylcarbinol.

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benzyl acetatebenzyl benzoate

 

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