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Ethyl phenylacetate

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Ethyl phenylacetate Chemical Properties
Safety Information
  • Safety Statements 23-24/25
  • WGK Germany 2
  • RTECS AJ2824000
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29163500
  • ToxicityThe acute oral LD50 value in rats was reported as 3.30g/kg(2.52-4.08 g/kg) (Moreno,1973).The acute dermal LD50 in rabbits was reported as > 5g/kg(Moreno, 1973).
Ethyl phenylacetate Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesEthyl Phenylacetate is a volatile aroma component of fruit and honey. It is a colorless liquid with a strong, sweet odor reminiscent of honey. Small amounts are used in flower perfumes and in fruit flavors.
  • Chemical PropertiesEthyl phenylacetate has a pleasant, strong, sweet odor suggestive of honey and a bittersweet flavor.
  • Chemical Propertiesclear colourless to pale yellowish liquid
  • OccurrenceReported found in grapefruit juice, apple juice, figs, guava, pineapple, papaya, cognac, cider, grape wines and port wine.
  • UsesIn perfumery.
  • PreparationBy heating at the boil phenylacetonitrile and sulfuric acid in alcohol solution; by esterification of the acid catalyzed by HCl or H2SO4
  • Aroma threshold valuesDetection: 650 ppb
  • Taste threshold valuesTaste characteristics at 10 ppm: sweet, fruity, honey, cocoa, apple and woody
  • Safety ProfileModerately toxic by ingestion. Combustible liquid. Mutation data reported. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes. See also ESTERS.
  • Purification MethodsShake the ester with saturated aqueous Na2CO3 (three times), aqueous 50% CaCl2 (twice) and saturated aqueous NaCl (twice). Dry with CaCl2 and distil it under reduced pressure. [Beilstein 9 H 434, 9 IV 1618.]
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