Benzyl Acetate
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.
  Synonyms

Acetic acid benzyl ester, Phenyl methyl ester, Aromatic benzyl esters.

  Molecular formula C6H5CH2OCOCH3
  Molecular weight 150.2
  CAS no. 140-11-4
  Appearance Colourless liquid
  Odour Floral odour with strong Jasmine character.
  Purity (by GC) 99% (Min.)
  Boiling range 212 - 215 C
  Acid value 1% (max.)
  Specific Gravity at 25 C 1.052 to 1.056
  Refractive Index at 20 C 1.5015 to 1.5035
  Solubility Clearly soluble in 6 parts of 60% Alcohol.
  Packing 220 kgs in HMHDPE barrel (UN app.)
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