|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||120.15 g/mol|
-10 °C, 263 K, 14 °F
195 °C, 468 K, 383 °F
|Solubility in water||2.210 g/L|
|R-phrases||R22 R36 R37 R38|
|Main hazards||Harmful, Flammable|
|Flash point||87 °C|
|Related 2-phenyl aldehydes||3,4-Dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Phenylacetaldehyde is an aromatic compound found in buckwheat, chocolate and many other foods and flowers. It is also responsible for the antibiotic activity of maggot therapy and it is also a compound that is added to cigarettes to improve their aroma.
The aroma of pure substance can be described as: honey-like, sweet, rose, green, grassy.
Phenylacetaldehyde is often contaminated with polystyrene oxide polymer because of the especial lability of the benzylic alpha proton and the reactivity of the aldehyde. Aldol condensation of the initial dimer gives rise to a range of Michael acceptors and donors.
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- Semiochemical - 2-phenylacetaldehyde at Pherobase.com