Agent Name

Ethyl phenylacetate

CAS Number

101-97-3

Formula

C10-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, phenyl-, ethyl ester; alpha-Toluic acid, ethyl ester; Benzeneacetic acid, ethyl ester; Ethyl 2-phenylethanoate; Ethyl alpha-toluate; Ethyl benzeneacetate; Ethyl phenacetate; Ethyl phenylethanoate; Phenylacetic acid, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Liquid with a pleasant odor; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make perfumes; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used to flavor animal feeds; [ExPub: EFSA - FEEDAP]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Phenylacetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.06 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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