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Procurement Resource provides prices of Benzyl Nitrile for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About Benzyl Nitrile:

Benzyl Nitrile is basically known as a nitrile, which is acetonitrile, where one of the methyl hydrogens is replaced by a phenyl group. It is a colourless to pale yellow oily liquid with an aromatic odour and is insoluble in water. It is a nitrile and a member of the benzenes. It is a precursor to several derivatives and is also used in the production of amphetamines including phenobarbital. 

Chemical Formula of Benzyl Nitrile:

  • C8H7N


  • 140-29-4
  • Phenylacetonitrile
  • Benzeneacetonitrile
  • 2-Phenylacetonitrile
  • Benzyl Cyanide

Molecular Weight:

  • 117.15 g/mol

Industrial use:

  • Disinfectant byproduct
  • Drinking water contaminant
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Dyes and perfumes
  • Pesticides
  • Penicillin precursors
  • Organic synthesis
  • Intermediate
  • Manufacturing chemical
  • Personal care products
  • Cosmetics

Production Process:

  • Production of Benzyl Nitrile via Benzyl Chloride and Sodium Cyanide Reaction; via Benzyl Chloride and Potassium Cyanide Reaction.

In order to produce Benzyl Nitrile, phenylacetonitrile is obtained by reacting benzyl chloride with alkali cyanide in alcohol or aqueous solution under phase transfer catalysis using N,N-dialkylbenzylammonium chloride.

Suppliers Database:

  • Central Drug House
  • SynQuest Laboratories (Central Glass Co., LTD.)
  • Sheetal Chemicals
  • Anjanee Chemical India 

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).


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