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benzyl acetate

Product name benzyl acetate
Synonyms acetic acid benzyl ester
GOST no data
CAS 140-11-4

Benzyl acetate is a clear colourless liquid with fruity odor. It is soluble in ethanol, propylene glycol; almost insoluble in water and glycerine. Benzyl acetate is found naturally in many flowers.


Benzyl acetate is prepared:

  • by esterification of acetic acid with benzyl alcohol;
  • interaction of benzyl chloride with sodium acetate;
  • toluene oxidation with oxygene of the air in the presence of acetic anhydride;


  • in perfumery and cosmetics for its aroma and in flavorings to impart apple and pear flavors;
  • Benzyl acetate is also used as a solvent in plastics and resin, cellulose acetate, cellulose nitrate, oils, lacquers, polishes and inks;
  • in preparation of insecticides for flying insects;

  • Manufacturer(s) OJSC AROMASYNTHEZ
    Chemical structure of benzyl acetate

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