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A clear liquid that smells like pears. Benzyl acetate is used as a solvent for natural and synthetic resins, oils, lacquers, varnishes, printing inks, and paint removers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
phenylmethyl acetate; acetic acid phenylmethyl ester; acetic acid benzyl ester; benzyl ethanoate
- Toxic by inhalation.
- Skin contact may cause irritation.
- Combustible. Flash point = 102 C (215.6 F)
- Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in ethanol. Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||-51 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 150.18|
|Boiling Point||213 C|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1158