Agent Name

Hexyl benzoate

CAS Number

6789-88-4

Formula

C13-H18-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hexyl benzoate; Benzoic acid, hexyl ester; N-Hexyl benzoate; Hexylester kyseliny benzoove [Czech]; n-Hexylbenzoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

Colorless liquid; Insoluble in water; [CAMEO] Colorless or yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance (e.g., for perfumes, soaps, detergents, and creams); [HSDB]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

32 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

bp = 272 deg C at 770 mm Hg; [HSDB] Flash point = 148 deg C; [MSDSonline]

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