Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to benzyl: Benzyl acetate, Benzyl benzoate, Benzyl chloride, Benzyl cyanide, benzyl salicylate, benzyl penicillin, Benzyl amine


 (bĕn′zĭl, -zēl′)
The univalent organic group C6H5CH2-, derived from toluene.


(Elements & Compounds) (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group C6H5CH2–: benzyl alcohol. Systematic name: phenylmethyl


(ˈbɛn zɪl, -zil)
the univalent group C7H7−, derived from toluene.
ben•zyl′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.benzyl - the univalent radical derived from toluene
chemical group, radical, group - (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
References in periodicals archive ?
It is comprised of an alcohol constituent selected from the group consisting of methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, isopropanol, n-butanol, benzyl alcohol, and mixtures thereof; a pH adjusting agent such that the pH range of the composition is 10 or greater; water and a non-chloride ion containing quaternary ammonium antimicrobial having antimicrobial properties as an antimicrobial constituent.
Aroma chemicals such as a-amyl cinnamaldehyde, p-anisaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate, and coumarin are also used in cosmetics and toiletries.
The absence of Benzyl alcohol further minimizes the occurrence of taste or smell in potable water tanks during storage.
Emerald Kalama Chemical manufactures benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, benzyl alcohol, and sodium benzoate at its sites in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Kalama, WA in the United States.
will discuss how benzyl isothiocyanate, a molecule found in edible cruciferous vegetables, such as garden cress, works in breast cancer cells to decrease levels of Bmi-1, a protein that controls genes responsible for cell proliferation.
vasicine, vasicinone, vasicine acetate, 2-acetyl benzyl amine, vasicinolone present in the chloroform fraction having anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities.
Mainstream varieties, whether dryer sheets or liquid, contain harmful chemicals like benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders), limonene (a known carcinogen) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen).
The best possible solution to this is to firstly take a weekly course of oral antibiotics, two weeks prior to menstruation before using a non-comedogenic facial cleanser two to three times a day and a topical benzyl peroxide gel (five per cent) at night over affected areas.
Try one containing benzyl peroxide, which can settle down inflammation.
024%) and alkyl (40% C12, 50% C14, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides (0.
Bastaki said the Consumer Materials Laboratory conducts several tests on aromatic products including Visual inspection, Turbidity test, Determination of Essential Oil content, Determination of Ethanol Content, Determination of Methanol in relation to Ethanol content, Determination Propan-1-ol, Determination of Diethyl Phthalate content, Determination of Bitrex content, and Determination of Allergic substances such as Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxy-citronellal, Isoeugenol, Amylcin-namyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Coumarin and Geraniol.