Agent Name

Ethyl 2,3-epoxy-3-phenylpropionate

Alternative Name

Ethyl 3-phenylglycidate

CAS Number

121-39-1

Formula

C11-H12-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl 3-phenylglycidate; Ethyl 3-phenyl-2,3-epoxypropionate; Ethyl 3-phenyloxiranecarboxylate; Ethyl alpha,beta-epoxy-alpha-phenylpropionate; Ethyl alpha,beta-epoxyhydrocinnamate; Ethyl phenylglycidate; Glycidic acid, 3-phenyl-, ethyl ester; Oxiranecarboxylic acid, 3-phenyl-, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid with a strong fruity odor like strawberries; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavor ingredient and a fragrance in soaps, detergents, creams, lotions, and perfumes; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen; [RTECS] No sensitization reactions in 25 human volunteers; [HSDB] May polymerize in contact with catalysts or heat; [CAMEO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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