Dibenzyl Ether
Ethers are formed by the condensation of two alcohols. They are similar to alcohols but are generally less dense, less soluble in water, and have lower boiling points.
They are relatively unreactive chemically. This unreactive property makes ethers valuable as solvents. Benzyl Ether is a used flavoring agent (sweet, Spicy, mushroom, fruity, floral) and used as a perfumery fixer. It is used as a solvent for cellulose.
Since benzyl chloride is quite volatile at room temperature, it can easily reach the mucous membranes where the hydrolysis takes place with production of hydrochloric acid. This explains why benzyl chloride is a lachrymator and has been used as a war gas. It is also very irritating to the skin. Benzyl chloride also reacts readily with metallic magnesium to produce a Grignard Reagent. A commonly used parent compound is benzyl bromide.
  Synonyms Chlorophenylmethane, Chloromethylbenzene, Tolyl Chloride
  Molecular formula C6H5CH2Cl
  Molecular weight 126.5
  UN Code no. 1738
  IMCO Class no. 6077
  CAS no. 100-44-7
  Appearance Clear liquid
  Colour 20 APHA (Max.)
  Odour Sharp pungent smell
  Purity (by GC) 99.5% (Min.)
  Low boiling impurities 0.2% (Max.)
  High boiling impurities 0.3% (Max.)
  Specific Gravity at 27 C 1.094 to 1.095
  Packing 230 kgs in HMHDPE barrel, 35 kgs in HDPE carboys
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