Ethyl Benzoate

Title: Ethyl Benzoate
CAS Registry Number: 93-89-0
CAS Name: Benzoic acid ethyl ester
Molecular Formula: C9H10O2
Molecular Weight: 150.17
Percent Composition: C 71.98%, H 6.71%, O 21.31%
Line Formula: C6H5COOC2H5
Properties: Colorless, clear, refractive liq; aromatic odor; vapors cause cough. d425 1.050. bp 211-213°. mp -34°. nD20 1.506. Almost insol in water; miscible with alcohol, chloroform, ether, petr ether. LD50 orally in rats: 6.48 g/kg, Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 10, 61 (1954).
Melting point: mp -34°
Boiling point: bp 211-213°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.506
Density: d425 1.050
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 6.48 g/kg, Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 10, 61 (1954)
Use: In perfumery under the name Essence de Niobe; in manuf of Peau d'Espagne; artificial fruit essence.
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Ethyl benzoate
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CAS number 93-89-0 YesY
ChemSpider 6897 YesY
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Molecular formula C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.17 g mol−1
Density 1.050 g/cm3
Melting point −34 °C; −29 °F; 239 K
Boiling point 211 to 213 °C; 412 to 415 °F; 484 to 486 K
Related compounds
Related compounds Methyl benzoate
Propyl benzoate
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Ethyl benzoate, C9H10O2, is the ester formed by the condensation of benzoic acid and ethanol. It is a colorless liquid that is almost insoluble in water, but miscible with most organic solvents.

As with many volatile esters, ethyl benzoate has a pleasant odor described as sweet, wintergreen, fruity, medicinal, cherry, and grape.[1] It is a component of some fragrances and artificial fruit flavors.