Benzoin

An organic compound consisting of an ethylene bridge flanked by phenyl groups and with a hydroxyl and a ketone functional group. It comes as off-white crystals, with a light camphor odor.


Symbol
C14H12O2

Discovered
First synthesized in 1832 by Justus von Liebig and Friedrich Woehler.

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 212.24 gmol-1Clip
Density 1310 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 410 KClip
Boiling Point 617 KClip
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Subjects: Chemistry