W285714 Aldrich

Phenethyl acetate

natural, ≥98%, FCC, FG

Synonym: 2-Phenethyl acetate, 2-Phenylethyl acetate

  • CAS Number 103-45-7

  • Linear Formula CH3COOCH2CH2C6H5

  • Molecular Weight 164.20

  •  FEMA Number 2857

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 638179

  •  EC Number 203-113-5

  •  Council of Europe no. 221

  •  MDL number MFCD00008720

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901347

  •  Flavis number 9.031



Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Certified Natural Products, Flavors and Fragrances, Follows IFRA Guidelines,
grade   FG
  follows IFRA guidelines
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  FDA 21 CFR (172.515)
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 872/2012
vapor density   5.67 (vs air)
assay   ≥98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.498(lit.)
bp   238-239 °C(lit.)
density   1.032 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   honey; floral; rose; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens


Biochem/physiol Actions

Taste at 50 ppm


1 kg in glass bottle

100 g in glass bottle

25 g in poly bottle

General description

Natural occurrence: Melon, pineapple, grape, brandy, Arctic bramble, olives and lettuce.

Phenethyl acetate is a volatile flavor compound reported to be found in Malaysian cocoa beans, cheddar cheese, wine, brandy, and other grape-derived alcoholic beverages.

Other Notes

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Mr. Michael Sabisch1, Mr. David Smith2

1Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
2International Sales Coordinator, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food Safety, Oxidations

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Dr. Luke Grocholl1, Rabbi Gershon Segal

1Dr. Luke Grocholl, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Safety industry

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