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style="background: #F8EABA; text-align: center;" colspan="2" Phenethyl alcohol[1]
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Identifiers
CAS number 60-12-8
SMILES OCCc1ccccc1
Properties
Molecular formula C8H10O
Molar mass 122.16 g/mol
Melting point

-27 °C

Hazards
NFPA 704

NFPA 704

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materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references


Phenethyl alcohol, or 2-phenylethanol, is a natural organic compound that is found in a variety of essential oils, such as 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 liquid 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 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Merck Index, 11th Edition, 7185.

See alsoEdit

Phenethylamine

External linksEdit


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