Methyl phenylacetate is an organic compound that is the methyl ester of phenylacetic acid, with the structural formula C6H5CH2COOCH3. It is a colorless liquid that is only slightly soluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents.
|Preferred IUPAC name
Methyl benzene acetate
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||150.1745 g mol−1|
|Melting point||50 °C (122 °F; 323 K)|
|Boiling point||218 °C (424 °F; 491 K)|
|Vapor pressure||17.3 Pa|
Refractive index (nD)
|1.505±0.020 at 20 °C|
|NFPA 704 (fire diamond)|
|Flash point||90.6 °C (195.1 °F; 363.8 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Methyl phenylacetate has a strong odor similar to honey. This compound also occurs in brandy, capsicum, coffee, honey, pepper, and some wine. It 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.