| IUPAC name
| Systematic IUPAC name
| Other names
|Molar mass||184.238 g/mol|
|Melting point||65–67 °C (149–153 °F; 338–340 K)|
|Boiling point||297–298 °C (567–568 °F; 570–571 K)|
|0.05 g/100 ml (20 °C)|
|Solubility||Soluble in acetonitrile, chloroform, diethyl ether, ethanol, methanol|
|Solubility in ethanol||35 g/100 ml|
|Vapor pressure||2.73·10-5 mmHg at 20 °C|
Std enthalpy of
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
|Flash point||160 °C (320 °F; 433 K)|
|Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):|
LD50 (Median dose)
|5,000 mg/kg (rat, oral)|
| Benzyl alcohol|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Diphenylmethanol or benzhydrol is the organic compound with the formula C13H12O.
Diphenylmethanol can be oxidized to benzophenone.
Diphenylmethanol is a white solid, insoluble in water, but soluble in organic solvents.
Diphenylmethanol is sold by chemical suppliers.
Sodium amalgam can also bee used.
Can also be prepared by hydrolyzing diphenhydramine.
- Synthesis of Modafinil/Armodafinil, Adrafinil
- Synthesis of Diphenhydramine
Diphenylmethanol is an irritant to the eyes, skin and respiratory system.
In closed bottles.
No special disposal is required as it's not very toxic.
- Cohen; Recueil des Travaux Chimiques des Pays-Bas; vol. 38; (1919); p. 88