CompoundsOrganic CompoundsMethyl phenylacetate CAS 101-41-7

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Methyl phenylacetate

CAS 101-41-7

Molecular Formula: C9H10O2
Molecular Weight: 150.17
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Methyl phenylacetate CAS 101-41-7 Product Information

Product Name: Methyl phenylacetate
Synonyms: Acetic acid, phenyl-, methyl ester;METHYL ALPHA-TOLUATE;METHYL BENZYLFORMATE;METHYL A-TOLUATE;METHYL PHENYLACETATE;FEMA 2733;Methyl phenylacetate/Phenylacetic acid methyl ester;Phenylacetic Acid Phenylacetate
CAS NO: 101-41-7
Molecular Weight: 150.17
Molecular Formula: C9H10O2
Boiling Point: 218 °C (lit.)
Melting point: 107-115 °C
Density: 1.066 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)
Appearance: colourless liquid
Purity: >98%
Solubility: Store below +30°C.
Storage: Miscible with water.

methyl phenylacetate uses

Methyl phenylacetate is utilized for partition coefficient measurement experiments. It is mainly used in the flavor industry and in perfumes to impart honey scents. Further, it acts as a precursor to prepare synthetic perfumes. It acts as an acylating agent and involved in the enantioselective acylation of beta-lactam intermediate using penicillin G amidase.

methyl phenylacetate synthesis

Methyl phenylacetate is synthesized from phenylacetonitrile by hydrolysis and esterification. Put methanol into a dry glass-lined reaction pot, stir and cool to below 30°C, add sulfuric acid dropwise, heat up to 90°C after adding, and start adding phenylacetonitrile dropwise, control the temperature at about 95°C, and finish adding in 1.5h. After reacting at 95-100 °C for 6 h, it was cooled to below 40 °C and diluted with water equivalent to about 0.6 times the reaction solution. The acid water was separated by standing, and a saturated sodium carbonate solution was added for neutralization and washing, and the aqueous layer was discarded. It is dehydrated with anhydrous calcium chloride and fractionated under reduced pressure to obtain methyl phenylacetate with a yield of 80%.


methyl phenylacetate good scents/methyl phenylacetate smell

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.

structure for methyl phenylacetate/methyl phenylacetate structure

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.

chemical name of methyl phenylacetate

Methyl phenylacetate, also known as fema 2733 or mephaneine, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzene and substituted derivatives.

methyl benzoate and phenylacetate/methyl benzoate and phenylacetic acid

The key difference between proton NMR of methyl benzoate and phenylacetic acid is that proton NMR of methyl benzoate does not show any peak after 8.05 ppm whereas phenylacetic acid shows a peak at 11.0 ppm. The term NMR stands for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.

methyl phenylacetate melting point

49 – 50ºC

methyl phenylacetate pka




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