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|Molar mass||122.16 g/mol|
-27 °C, 246 K, -17 °F
|MSDS||JT Baker MSDS|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Phenethyl alcohol, or 2-phenylethanol, is the organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2CH2OH. This colourless liquid occurs widely in nature, being found in a variety of essential oils, including rose, carnation, hyacinth, Aleppo pine, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, geranium, neroli, and champaca. It is slightly soluble in water (2 mL/100 mL H2O), but miscible with ethanol and ether.
Phenethyl alcohol is an alcohol with a pleasant floral odor. It is therefore a common ingredient in flavors and perfumery, particularly when the smell of rose is desired. It is used as an additive in cigarettes. It is also used as a preservative in soaps due to its stability in basic conditions. In biology it is of interest due to its antimicrobial properties.
- C6H5MgBr + CH2CH2O → C6H5CH2CH2OMgBr
- C6H5CH2CH2OMgBr + H+ → C6H5CH2CH2OH
- C6H6 + CH2CH2O (+ AlCl3) → C6H5CH2CH2OH (+AlCl3)
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 7185.
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