Phenylacetaldehyde Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Phenylacetaldehyde Properties


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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. Many insects use this substance for communication.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless To Slightly Yellow Liquid
Boiling Point 193 °C
CAS Number 122-78-1
ChEBI 16424
Density 1.079 g/mL
EINECS Number 204-574-5
IUPAC Name 2-Phenylacetaldehyde
InChI 1S/C8H8O/c9-7-6-8-4-2-1-3-5-8/h1-5,7H,6H2
Main Hazards Harmful;Flammable
Melting Point -10 °C
Molar Mass 120.15 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H8O
RTECS Number CY1420000
Refractive 1.53 n/D
Solubility Sparingly Soluble
Synonyms Hyacinthin;Phenylethanal;Benzeneacetaldehyde;Acetaldehyde,Phenyl-;a-Phenylacetaldehyde