p-Cresyl Phenylacetate
Title: p-Cresyl Phenylacetate
CAS Registry Number: 101-94-0
CAS Name: Benzeneacetic acid 4-methylphenyl ester
Additional Names: p-tolyl phenylacetate
Molecular Formula: C15H14O2
Molecular Weight: 226.27
Percent Composition: C 79.62%, H 6.24%, O 14.14%
Literature References: Synthetic organic ester in perfumery. Prepn: W. Autenrieth, G. Thomae, Ber. 57, 423 (1924). Fragrance monograph: Food Cosmet. Toxicol. 13, 775 (1975). Photochemistry study: C.-H. Tung, Y.-M. Ying, J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. 2 1997, 1319. Synthesis using montmorillonite catalysts: C. R. Reddy et al., J. Mol. Catal. A 223, 117 (2004). Environmentally benign synthesis of perfumery grade product: G. D. Yadav, S. V. Lande, Org. Process Res. Dev. 9, 288 (2005).
Properties: Prisms from alcohol, mp 75-76°. Organoleptic character similar to honey, nuts, and butter. LD50 (g/kg): >5 orally in rats; >5 dermally in rabbits (Food Cosmet. Toxicol.).
Melting point: mp 75-76°
Toxicity data: LD50 (g/kg): >5 orally in rats; >5 dermally in rabbits (Food Cosmet. Toxicol.)
Use: In jasmine, narcissus, hyacinth, lily, and jonquille perfume compositions; fixative; fragrance ingredient in soaps and household products.

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