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Benzyl alcohol

a colorless, faintly aromatic, slightly water-soluble liquid, C 7 H 8 O, used chiefly as a solvent in the manufacture of perfumes and flavorings, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of benzyl esters and ethers.
Historical Examples

The Handbook of Soap Manufacture W. H. Simmons


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