Benzyl Cyanide
Title: Benzyl Cyanide
CAS Registry Number: 140-29-4
CAS Name: Benzeneacetonitrile
Additional Names: phenylacetonitrile; a-tolunitrile; w-cyanotoluene
Molecular Formula: C8H7N
Molecular Weight: 117.15
Percent Composition: C 82.02%, H 6.02%, N 11.96%
Line Formula: C6H5CH2CN
Literature References: Occurs in garden cress and other plants; made from benzyl chloride, and NaCN: Adams, Thal, Org. Synth. vol. 2, 9 (1922); coll. vol. I, 101 (107 in 2nd ed.).
Properties: Oily liquid, aromatic odor. d1515 1.0214. mp -23.8°. bp760 233.5°; bp100 161.8°; bp20 119.4°; bp1.0 60°. nD25 1.52105. Insoluble in water, miscible with alc, ether.
Melting point: mp -23.8°
Boiling point: bp760 233.5°; bp100 161.8°; bp20 119.4°; bp1.0 60°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.52105
Density: d1515 1.0214

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