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Methyl phenylacetate

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Methyl phenylacetate Basic information

Product Name:
Methyl phenylacetate
CAS:
101-41-7
MF:
C9H10O2
MW:
150.17
EINECS:
202-940-9
Mol File:
101-41-7.mol
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Methyl phenylacetate Chemical Properties

Melting point:
107-115 °C
Boiling point:
218 °C(lit.)
Density 
1.066 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
FEMA 
2733 | METHYL PHENYLACETATE
refractive index 
n20/D 1.503(lit.)
Flash point:
195 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
form 
neat
Water Solubility 
Miscible with water.
JECFA Number
1008
Merck 
14,7268
BRN 
878795
Stability:
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.
InChIKey
CRZQGDNQQAALAY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
101-41-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Benzeneacetic acid, methyl ester(101-41-7)
EPA Substance Registry System
Methyl phenylacetate (101-41-7)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xn
Risk Statements 
21-R21
Safety Statements 
23-24/25
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
AJ3175000
TSCA 
Yes
HS Code 
29163500

MSDS

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Methyl phenylacetate Usage And Synthesis

Description

Methyl phenylacetate belongs to an ester compound form between the methanol and phenylacetate. It chemical formula is C6H5CH2COOCH3. It is generally found in brandy, capsicum, honey, pepper, some wine, coca and coca products. It is mainly used as a flavouring agent, and is also supplemented into perfumes to enhance honey scents. It is also applied for the partition coefficient measurement experiments. It can also be used as the precursor for the manufacture of synthetic perfumes. In addition, as an acylating agent, it can participate in the enantioselective acylation reaction of beta-lactam intermediate catalyzed by the penicillin G amidase.

References

https://www.alfa.com/en/catalog/A15537/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methyl_phenylacetate
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/methyl_phenylacetate#section=Cellular-Locations

Description

Methyl phenyl acetate is an organic compound that is the ester formed from methanol and phenyl acetic acid, with the structural formula C6H5CH2COOCH3. It is a clear colorless liquid that is only slightly soluble in water, but very soluble in most organic solvents.
Methyl phenyl acetate has a strong odor similar to honey. The odor is so strong that recommended smelling is of a solution with 10% or less methyl phenyl acetate. This compound also naturally occurs in brandy, capsicum, coffee, honey, pepper and some wine.
Methyl phenyl acetate is used in the flavor industry and in perfumes to impart honey scents.

Chemical Properties

Methyl phenylacetate has an intense odor suggestive of honey and jasmine with a sweet, honey-like flavor. May be prepared by methanolic esterification of the corresponding acid or nitrile; by reacting HCL over a solution of benzyl nitrile in methanol.

Chemical Properties

Methyl phenylacetate has an intense odor suggestive of honey and jasmine. It has a sweet, honey-like flavor.

Chemical Properties

colourless liquid

Occurrence

Reported found in cocoa, coffee, strawberry, pineapple, pepper, hop oil, cognac, peanut, honey, starfruit, Bourbon vanilla, mountain papaya, roasted chicory root and rooibus tea (Aspalathus linearis).

Uses

Perfumery, flavors for tobacco, flavoring.

Preparation

By methanolic esterification of the corresponding acid or nitrile; by reacting HCl over a solution of benzyl nitrile in methanol

Aroma threshold values

Detection: 25 ppb

Taste threshold values

Taste characteristics at 30 ppm: floral, fruity, honey, spice, waxy and sweet

Safety Profile

Moderately toxic by ingestion and skin contact. A skin irritant. Combustible liquid. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. See also ESTERS.

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