Agent Name

p-Tolyl acetate

CAS Number

140-39-6

Formula

C9-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Acetoxytoluene; 4-Methylbenzoic acid methyl ester; 4-Methylphenyl acetate; 4-Tolyl acetate; Acetic acid, 4-methylphenyl ester; Acetic acid, p-tolyl ester; Cresylic acetate, p-; Narceol; p-Acetoxytoluene; p-Cresol acetate; p-Cresyl acetate; p-Methylphenyl acetate; p-Tolyl ethanoate; Paracresyl acetate; [ChemIDplus] Acetyl p-cresol; p-Cresylic acetate; [JECFA]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.16 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

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