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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