Agent Name

Phenyl acetate

CAS Number

122-79-2

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Acetic acid, phenyl ester; Acetyl phenol; Acetylphenol; Fenylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; Phenol acetate; Phenylacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless highly refractive liquid with a phenolic odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, laboratory reagent, and in organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] Safe when used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "ORGANIC SOLVENTS."

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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