Agent Name

Methyl phenylacetate

CAS Number

101-41-7

Formula

C9-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, phenyl-, methyl ester; Benzeneacetic acid, methyl ester; Methyl 2-phenylacetate; Methyl alpha-toluate; Methyl benzeneacetate; Methyl benzeneethanoate; Methyl phenylethanoate; Phenylacetic acid, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make perfumes; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used to flavor animal feeds; [ExPub: EFSA - FEEDAP] Used to formulate industrial and consumer washing-cleaning products and polishes-waxes and consumer air care products, biocidal products, cosmetics, and personal care products; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Phenylacetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.16 mm Hg

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