Methyl phenylacetate

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methyl phenylacetate
Skeletal formula of methyl phenylacetate
Ball-and-stick model
Names
IUPAC name
Methyl 2-phenylacetate
Other names
Methyl 2-phenyl acetate, Methyl benzene acetate
Identifiers
878795
101-41-7 YesY
ChemSpider 7278 N
EC number 202-940-9
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MeSH C024906
PubChem 7559
Properties
C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.1745 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 1.055 g/cm3 (± 0.06)
Melting point 50 °C (122 °F; 323 K)
Boiling point 218 °C (424 °F; 491 K)
2070 mg/L
Vapor pressure 17.3 Pa
1.505 (± 0.02) at 20 °C
Hazards
NFPA 704
Flammability code 2: Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperature before ignition can occur. Flash point between 38 and 93 °C (100 and 200 °F). E.g., diesel fuel Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 90.6 °C (195.1 °F; 363.8 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Methyl phenylacetate is an organic compound that is the ester formed from methanol and phenylacetic acid, with the structural formula C6H5CH2COOCH3. It is a clear colorless liquid that is only slightly soluble in water, but very soluble in most organic solvents.

Methyl phenylacetate has a strong odor similar to honey. The odor is so strong that recommended smelling is of a solution with 10% or less methyl phenylacetate. This compound also naturally occurs in brandy, capsicum, coffee, honey, pepper and some wine.

Methyl phenylacetate is used in the flavor industry and in perfumes to impart honey scents.

References[edit]

  • "Methyl Phenyl Acetate."(February 22, 2007). Chemical Information The Good Scents Company. Retrieved on January 22, 2008.