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W285811

Sigma-Aldrich

Phenethyl alcohol

natural, ≥99%, FCC, FG

Synonym(s):
β-PEA, 2-Phenylethyl alcohol, Benzyl carbinol, 2-Phenylethanol, PEA
Linear Formula:
C6H5CH2CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
122.16
FEMA Number:
2858
Beilstein:
1905732
EC Number:
Council of Europe no.:
68
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
Flavis number:
2.019
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

FG
Halal
Kosher
natural

Agency

meets purity specifications of JECFA

reg. compliance

EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
FCC
FDA 21 CFR 172.515

vapor density

4.21 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 58 °C)

assay

≥99%

refractive index

n20/D 1.5317 (lit.)

bp

219-221 °C/750 mmHg (lit.)

mp

−27 °C (lit.)

density

1.020 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

application(s)

flavors and fragrances

Documentation

see Safety & Documentation for available documents

food allergen

no known allergens

Organoleptic

honey; floral; rose

SMILES string

OCCc1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C8H10O/c9-7-6-8-4-2-1-3-5-8/h1-5,9H,6-7H2

InChI key

WRMNZCZEMHIOCP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Phenethyl alcohol, an aromatic alcohol with rose-like odor, is commonly used as a food flavoring and fragrance ingredient. It is the main flavor volatile of tomato and blue cheese.

Packaging

25, 100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

Pictograms

Exclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

215.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

102 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Production of 2?Phenylethyl Alcohol by Kluyveromyces marxianus.
Fabre CE, et al.
Biotechnology Progress, 14(2), 270-274 (1998)
Production of 2-phenylethanol, a flavor ingredient, by Pichia fermentans L-5 under various culture conditions.
Huang CJ, et al.
Food Research International, 34(4), 277-282 (2001)
Quantitation, evaluation, and effect of certain microorganisms on flavor components of blue cheese.
Anderson DF & Day EA.
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 14(3), 241-245 (1966)
Sara Invitto et al.
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