|methyl phenyl acetate|
|IUPAC name||Methyl 2-phenylacetate|
|Other names||Methyl 2-phenyl acetate, Methyl benzene acetate, Methyl benzene/phenyl ethanoate|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||150.1745 g/mol|
|Density||1.055 g/cm3 (± 0.06)|
|Refractive index (nD)||1.505 (± 0.02) at 20°C|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Methyl phenylacetate is an organic compound that is the ester formed from methanol and phenylacetic acid. It is a clear colorless liquid that is only slightly soluble in water, but very soluble in most organic solvents.
Methyl phenylacetate has a strong odor similar to honey. The odor is so strong that recommended smelling is of a solution with 10% or less methyl phenyacetate. This compound also naturally occurs in brandy, capsicum, coffee, honey, pepper and some wine.
Methyl phenylacetate is used in the flavor industry and in perfumes to impart honey scents.
- "Methyl Phenyl Acetate."(February 22, 2007). Chemical Information The Good Scents Company. Retrieved on January 22 2008.