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  • Molecular formula: C14H10O2
  • Molar mass: 210.228
  • CAS Registry Number: 134-81-6
  • Appearance: Benzil, 98%; Benzil, 98%; yellow crystals or powder
  • Melting point: 94 to 96 °C
  • Boiling point: 346 to 348
  • Solubility: Not available
  • Safety sheet: Not available
  • Spectra: ChemSpider (IR), NMRShiftDB 13C NMR, Massbank MS (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), also check on SDBS. Add Spectra (Help).

From Wikipedia

Benzil (systematically known as 1,2-diphenylethane-1,2-dione) is the organic compound with the formula (C6H5CO)2, generally abbreviated (PhCO)2. This yellow solid is one of the most common diketones. Its main use is as a photoinitiator in polymer chemistry.

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Other names

Benzil (IUPAC Name); 1,2-diphenylethane-1,2-dione; 1,2-Diphenyl-1,2-ethanedione; Bibenzoyl; Dibenzoyl; Diphenyl-a,beta-diketone


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