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Phenyl acetate levels in urine are marker for the diagnosis of some forms of unipolar major depressive disorders. It undergoes Fries rearrangement to form a mixture of o- and p-hydroxyacetophenones which are useful intermediates in manufacture of pharmaceuticals. It is a metabolite of Phenylbutyrate (PB), useful in the treatment of neuroblastoma and lung cancer. An odorant found in strawberries, passion fruit and black tea.
H.C.Sabelli; J.Fawcett; F.Gusovsky; J.Javaid; J.Edwards; H.Jeffriess. Urinary phenyl acetate: a diagnostic test for depression? Science. 1983, 220,(4602), 1187-1188.
F.Jayat; M.J.Sabater Picot; M.Guisnet. Solvent effects in liquid phase Fries rearrangement of phenyl acetate over a HBEA zeolite. Catalysis Letters. 1996, 41,(3), 181-187.
Hazard Statements: H227-H302
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P264b-P270-P280-P301+P312-P330-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant