Benzyl Acetate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Benzyl Acetate Properties

Benzyl Acetate

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Benzyl acetate is the ester formed by condensation of benzyl alcohol and acetic acid. It is found naturally in many flowers. It is the primary constituent of the essential oils from the flowers jasmine, ylang-ylang and tobira. It has pleasant sweet aroma reminiscent of jasmine. Consequently, it is used widely in perfumery and cosmetics for its aroma and in flavorings to impart apple and pear flavors. Benzyl acetate is also used as a solvent in plastics and resin, cellulose acetate, nitrate, oils, lacquers, polishes and inks.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Clear colourless liquid
Boiling Point 212 °C
CAS Number 140-11-4
ChEBI 52051
Density 1.054 g/ml
EINECS Number 205-399-7
HS Code 29153950
IUPAC Name Benzyl Acetate
InChI 1S/C9H10O2/c1-8(10)11-7-9-5-3-2-4-6-9/h2-6H,7H2,1H3
LR Assay 99%
Lab Grade LR
Melting Point -51 °C
Molar Mass 150.18 g/mol
Molecular Formula C9H10O2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number AF5075000
Refractive n20/D 1.502
Solubility <0.1 g/100 ml
Synonyms Acetic Acid, Phenylmethyl Ester;Benzyl Acetate;Phenylmethyl Ethanoate;Acetoxymethylbenzene uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X