benzyl acetate

CAS No. 140-11-4

Formula: C9H10O2
Basic Info

Benzyl acetate is an organic compound with the molecular formula C9H10O2. It is the ester formed by condensation of benzyl alcohol and acetic acid.
Benzyl acetate is found naturally in many flowers. It is the primary constituent of the essential oils from the flowers jasmine, ylang-ylang and tobira. It has pleasant sweet aroma reminiscent of jasmine. Consequently, it is used widely in perfumery and cosmetics for its aroma and in flavorings to impart apple and pear flavors.
It is one of many compounds that is attractive to males of various species of orchid bees, who apparently gather the chemical to synthesize pheromones; it is commonly used as bait to attract and collect these bees for study.
Benzyl acetate is also used as a solvent in plastics and resin, cellulose acetate, nitrate, oils, lacquers, polishes and inks.

Formula
C9H10O2
Molecular Weight
150.174
Exact Mass
150.068
LogP
1.7497
PSA
26.3
Synonyms

Benzul acetate

Benzyiacetate

Benzyl acetate

Plastolin I

Benzylacetat

benzyloxyacetoaldehyde

Acetic acid, phenylmethyl ester

Acetic Acid Benzyl Ester

benzyl ethanoate

Bentyl acetate

FEMA 2135

acetoxymethylbenzene

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
Colorless liquid with an odor of pears.
Density
1.055
Boiling Point
206ºC
Melting Point
-51ºC
Flash Point
102ºC
Refractive Index
1.501-1.503
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Storage Condition
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Vapor Pressure
23 mm Hg ( 110 °C)
Safety Info
RTECS
AF5075000
Safety Statements
S26-S37/39
WGK Germany
1
Risk Statements
R36/37/38
HS Code
2915390090
RIDADR
UN 2810
Hazard Codes
Hazard Declaration
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : 90 MHz in CDCl3
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IR Spectrum IR : liquid film
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Mass Spectrum Mass
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Raman Spectrum Raman : 4880 A,100M,liquid
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Toxicity
SKIN/EYE IRRITATION DATA
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Type of Test
Standard Draize test
Exposure Route
Administration onto the skin
Species Observed
Rodent - rabbit
Dose/Duration
100 mg/24H
Toxic Effects
--
Reference
Cosmetics and Toiletries. (Allured Pub. Corp., POB 318, Wheaton, IL 60189) V.91- 1976- Volume(issue)/page/year: 94(8),41,1979
ACUTE TOXICITY DATA
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Type of Test
TCLo - Lowest published toxic concentration
Exposure Route
Inhalation
Species Observed
Human
Dose/Duration
50 ppm
Toxic Effects
Behavioral--antipsychotic<br>Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration--other changes<br>Kidney, Ureter, Bladder--other changes
Reference
Handbook of Organic Industrial Solvents, 2nd ed., Chicago, National Assoc. of Mutual Casualty Companies, 1961 Volume(issue)/page/year: 2,31,1961
ACUTE TOXICITY DATA
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Type of Test
LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
Exposure Route
Oral
Species Observed
Rodent - rat
Dose/Duration
2490 mg/kg
Toxic Effects
Behavioral--somnolence (general depressed activity)
Reference
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. (London, UK) V.1-19, 1963-81. For publisher information, see FCTOD7. Volume(issue)/page/year: 2,327,1964

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