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PROPYL BENZOATE Basic information
PROPYL BENZOATE Chemical Properties
Safety Information
  • Safety Statements 24/25
  • WGK Germany 3
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29163100
PROPYL BENZOATE Usage And Synthesis
  • DescriptionPropyl benzoate is an organic chemical compound used as a food additive. It is an ester.
  • Chemical PropertiesPropyl benzoate has a balsamic odor reminiscent of nuts with a sweet, fruity, nut-like taste.
  • Chemical PropertiesCLEAR COLORLESS LIQUID
  • OccurrenceReported found in sweet cherry, clove stem and butter.
  • UsesPropyl benzoate has a nutty odor and sweet fruity or nut-like taste, and as such, it is used as a synthetic flavoring agent in foods. It also has antimicrobial properties and is used as a preservative in cosmetics. It occurs naturally in the sweet cherry and in clove stems, as well as in butter.
  • PreparationBy exchange between methyl benzoate and propyl alcohol in the presence of potassium propylate; by heating benzamide sulfate with propyl alcohol at 90 to 95°C.
  • ReactionsPropyl benzoate can be synthesized by the transesterification of methyl benzoate with propanol.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Journal of the American Chemical Society, 72, p. 2464, 1950 DOI: 10.1021/ja01162a029
PROPYL BENZOATE Preparation Products And Raw materials
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