Benzyl benzoate

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Benzyl benzoate
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FormulaC14H12O2
Molar mass212.244 g/mol

Benzyl benzoate is the organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2O2CC6H5. This easily prepared compound has a variety of uses.

Synthesis

This colourless liquid is formally the condensation product of benzoic acid and benzyl alcohol. It can also be generated from benzaldehyde by the Tishchenko reaction.[1]

2 C6H5CHO → C6H5CH2O2CC6H5

Uses

Benzyl benzoate has a number of uses:

Health & Safety information

Benzyl benzoate should be avoided by people with perfume allergy[2].

References

  1. Kamm, O.; Kamm, W. F. "Benzyl benzoate" Organic Syntheses, Collected Volume 1, p.104 (1941)
  2. Survey and health assessment of chemical substances in massage oils

External links

nl:Benzylbenzoaat


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