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104-57-4 - Benzyl formate, 97% - Formic acid benzyl ester - L13405 - Alfa Aesar

L13405 Benzyl formate, 97%

CAS Number
104-57-4
Synonyms
Formic acid benzyl ester

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Benzyl formate, 97%

MDL
MFCD00014128
EINECS
203-214-4

Chemical Properties

Formula
HCO2CH2C6H5
Formula Weight
136.14
Boiling Point
201-203°
Flash Point
94°(201°F)
Density
1.090
Refractive Index
1.5120
Solubility
Insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents, oils.

Applications

Benzyl formate is a used as a flavoring agent (Spicy, jasmine, fruity, floral, ) and used as a perfumery fixer. It is used as a solvent for cellulose. Benzyl formate, is used in synthetic applications of flash vacuum pyrolysis.

Notes

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep away from oxidizing agents, bases. Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Literature References

T Kondo.; S Tantayanon.; Y Tsuji.; Y Watanabe. Ruthenium complex catalyzed benzylation of arenes with benzyl formates; decarbonylation and decarboxylation of alkyl formates. Tetrahedron letters. 1989, 30,(31), 4137-4140.

EM Gordon.; DC Gaba.; KA Jebber. Catalytic transfer hydrogenation of benzaldehyde in a microwave oven. Organometallics. 1993, 12,(12), 5020-5022.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H312

Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin.

Precautionary Statements: P280h-P264-P270-P301+P312a-P321-P501a

Wear protective gloves/clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,1134
Beilstein
2041319
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.13
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
LQ5400000

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