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Update date2018-05-29 18:27:31 UTC
Primary IDFDB010559
Secondary Accession NumbersNot Available
Chemical Information
FooDB NameMethyl phenylacetate
DescriptionMethyl phenylacetate is an organic compound that is the ester formed from methanol and phenylacetic acid. It is a clear colorless liquid that is only slightly soluble in water, but very soluble in most organic solvents. Methyl phenylacetate is found in many foods, some of which are cocoa and cocoa products, corn, coffee and coffee products, and pepper (C. frutescens).
CAS Number101-41-7
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
FEMA 2733HMDB
MephaneineHMDB
Methyl alpha-toluateHMDB
Methyl ester OF phenylacetic acidHMDB
Methyl α-toluatebiospider
Methyl ester of phenylacetic acidbiospider
Methyl phenylacetatedb_source
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.6 g/LALOGPS
logP2.03ALOGPS
logP1.76ChemAxon
logS-2.4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-7.1ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity42.13 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability16 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC9H10O2
IUPAC namemethyl 2-phenylacetate
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C9H10O2/c1-11-9(10)7-8-5-3-2-4-6-8/h2-6H,7H2,1H3
InChI KeyCRZQGDNQQAALAY-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCOC(=O)CC1=CC=CC=C1
Average Molecular Weight150.1745
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight150.068079564
Classification
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as phenylacetic acid derivatives. These are compounds containing a phenylacetic acid moiety, which consists of a phenyl group substituted at the second position by an acetic acid.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassPhenylacetic acid derivatives
Direct ParentPhenylacetic acid derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Phenylacetate
  • Methyl ester
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External DescriptorsNot Available
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 71.98%; H 6.71%; O 21.31%DFC
Melting PointNot Available
Boiling PointBp50 131-132°DFC
Experimental Water SolubilityNot Available
Experimental logP1.83HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
Densityd1616 1.06DFC
Refractive IndexNot Available
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
ChemSpider ID7278
ChEMBL IDCHEMBL3189123
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
Pubchem Compound ID7559
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDNot Available
HMDB IDHMDB32617
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDFDG02-B:FDG03-C
EAFUS ID2458
Dr. Duke IDMETHYL-PHENYLACETATE
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
HET IDNot Available
Flavornet IDNot Available
GoodScent IDrw1008431
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDMethyl_phenylacetate
Phenol-Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
Duplicate IDSNot Available
Old DFC IDSNot Available
Associated Foods
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Biological Effects and Interactions
Health Effects / Bioactivities
DescriptorIDDefinitionReference
flavor48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
perfumery48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
sweet
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
floral
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
honey
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
spice
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
waxy
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
almond
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
Files
MSDSNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
General ReferenceNot Available
Content Reference— Duke, James. 'Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. United States Department of Agriculture.' Agricultural Research Service, Accessed April 27 (2004).