Phenylacetic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Phenylacetic Acid Properties

Phenylacetic Acid

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Phenylacetic Acid is an organic compound containing a phenyl functional group and a carboxylic acid functional group. It is used in some perfumes, possessing a honey-like odour in low concentrations, and is also used in penicillin G production. It is also employed to treat type II hyperammonemia to help reduce the amounts of ammonia in a patient's bloodstream.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 4.31
Appearance White Crystals
Boiling Point 265.5 °C
CAS Number 103-82-2
Chemical Composition Sodium Hydroxide;Hydrochloric Acid;Sulfuric Acid ;Sodium Cyanide;Benzyl Chloride;Dimethylamine;Benzeneacetonitrile;Ammonium Hydrogen Sulfate;(R,R)-(+)-Hydrobenzoin
Density 1.08 g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-148-6
HS Code 29163400
IUPAC Name Phenylacetic Acid
InChI 1S/C8H8O2/c9-8(10)6-7-4-2-1-3-5-7/h1-5H,6H2,(H,9,10)
Main Hazards Irritant
Melting Point 76-77 °C
Molar Mass 136.15 g/mol
Molecular Formula C8H8O2
RTECS Number AJ2430000
Refractive 1.552 n/D
Solubility Slightly Soluble
Synonyms Phenylacetic Acid;Aceticacid, phenyl-;2-Phenylacetic Acid;PAA;Phenylethanoic Acid;a-Toluic Acid;w-Phenylacetic Acid;Benzeneacetic Acid;Alpha Tolylic Acid;α-Toluic Acid 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