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Update date2019-11-26 03:06:16 UTC
Primary IDFDB012152
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • FDB007516
Chemical Information
FooDB Name2-Phenylethanol
Description2-Phenylethanol, also known as benzeneethanol or benzyl carbinol, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzene and substituted derivatives. These are aromatic compounds containing one monocyclic ring system consisting of benzene. 2-Phenylethanol is an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa). 2-Phenylethanol is a bitter, floral, and honey tasting compound. 2-Phenylethanol is found, on average, in the highest concentration in a few different foods, such as black walnuts, sweet basils, and ceylon cinnamons and in a lower concentration in peppermints, highbush blueberries, and bilberries. 2-Phenylethanol has also been detected, but not quantified in, several different foods, such as french plantains, babassu palms, common verbena, natal plums, and black cabbages. This could make 2-phenylethanol a potential biomarker for the consumption of these foods. 2-Phenylethanol has been found to be associated with several diseases such as pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, ulcerative colitis, and autism; also 2-phenylethanol has been linked to the inborn metabolic disorders including celiac disease.
CAS Number60-12-8
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
2-HydroxyethylbenzeneChEBI
2-PEAChEBI
2-PHENYL-ethanolChEBI
BenzeneethanolChEBI
BenzylmethanolChEBI
beta-PEAChEBI
beta-Phenethyl alcoholChEBI
beta-PhenylethanolChEBI
beta-Phenylethyl alcoholChEBI
Phenethyl alcoholChEBI
Phenylethyl alcoholChEBI
b-PEAGenerator
Β-peaGenerator
b-Phenethyl alcoholGenerator
Β-phenethyl alcoholGenerator
b-PhenylethanolGenerator
Β-phenylethanolGenerator
b-Phenylethyl alcoholGenerator
Β-phenylethyl alcoholGenerator
1-Phenyl-2-ethanolHMDB
2-PhenethanolHMDB
2-Phenethyl alcoholHMDB
2-PhenyIethanolHMDB
2-Phenylethyl alcoholHMDB
b-HydroxyethylbenzeneHMDB
Benzeneethanol, 9ciHMDB
BenzenethanolHMDB
Benzyl carbinolHMDB
Benzyl ethyl alcoholHMDB
Benzyl-methanolHMDB
BenzylcarbinolHMDB
beta -HydroxyethylbenzeneHMDB
FEMA 2858HMDB
HydroxyethylbenzeneHMDB
PhenethanolHMDB
Phenethyl alcohol, 8ci, banHMDB
Phenyl ethyl alcoholHMDB
Phenyl-ethanolHMDB
PhenylethanolHMDB
Phenylethyl alcohol, usanHMDB
Alcohol, phenylethylHMDB
Alcohol, phenethylHMDB
beta PhenylethanolHMDB
2 PhenylethanolHMDB
Carbinol, benzylHMDB
β-hydroxyethylbenzenebiospider
2-Phenyl-Ethanolbiospider
Benzeneethanol, 9CIdb_source
Beta-phenylethanolbiospider
Beta-phenylethyl alcoholbiospider
Ethanol, 2-phenyl-biospider
Ethanol, phenyl-biospider
Methanol, benzyl-biospider
Phenethyl alcohol, 8CI, BANdb_source
Phenylethyl alcohol, USANdb_source
β-peaGenerator
β-phenethyl alcoholGenerator
β-phenylethanolGenerator
β-phenylethyl alcoholGenerator
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility11.3 g/LALOGPS
logP1.51ALOGPS
logP1.49ChemAxon
logS-1ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)15.88ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-2.4ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area20.23 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count2ChemAxon
Refractivity37.63 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability13.87 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Chemical FormulaC8H10O
IUPAC name2-phenylethan-1-ol
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C8H10O/c9-7-6-8-4-2-1-3-5-8/h1-5,9H,6-7H2
InChI KeyWRMNZCZEMHIOCP-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESOCCC1=CC=CC=C1
Average Molecular Weight122.1644
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight122.073164942
Classification
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzene and substituted derivatives. These are aromatic compounds containing one monocyclic ring system consisting of benzene.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassNot Available
Direct ParentBenzene and substituted derivatives
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Monocyclic benzene moiety
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary alcohol
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Alcohol
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

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Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Physical stateNot Available
Physical DescriptionNot Available
Mass CompositionC 78.65%; H 8.25%; O 13.10%DFC
Melting PointMp -25.8°DFC
Boiling PointBp10 99.5°DFC
Experimental Water Solubility22.2 mg/mL at 25 oCVALVANI, SC et al. (1981)
Experimental logP1.36HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental pKaNot Available
Isoelectric pointNot Available
ChargeNot Available
Optical RotationNot Available
Spectroscopic UV DataNot Available
Densityd204 1.02DFC
Refractive Indexn20D 1.5325DFC
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9100000000-850cab93c17d62d7ae48JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9100000000-e67375f5607fb09ff117JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9100000000-0ea4f78bf9f95dd3e378JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9100000000-850cab93c17d62d7ae48JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9100000000-e67375f5607fb09ff117JSpectraViewer | MoNA
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9100000000-0ea4f78bf9f95dd3e378JSpectraViewer | MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0006-9200000000-12b145fa925fdbec3da0JSpectraViewer
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (1 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0096-9300000000-143aa2e8abc3ff64d203JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-0ab9-0900000000-1568ff280886079d9591JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0a4i-1900000000-e752bbf1c2351ee5aab5JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0a6r-9600000000-a4927b67121bc2c9a1edJSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-00di-3900000000-796d56c2e36ce04910a5JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-006x-8900000000-3a23c6e7ffa45e886132JSpectraViewer
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0f96-9300000000-5414e7814d2a11171734JSpectraViewer
MSMass Spectrum (Electron Ionization)splash10-0006-9100000000-2e7748b750dd46a70f69JSpectraViewer | MoNA
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
1D NMR1H NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
1D NMR13C NMR SpectrumNot AvailableJSpectraViewer
ChemSpider ID5830
ChEMBL IDCHEMBL448500
KEGG Compound IDC05853
Pubchem Compound ID6054
Pubchem Substance IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Phenol-Explorer IDNot Available
DrugBank IDDB02192
HMDB IDHMDB33944
CRC / DFC (Dictionary of Food Compounds) IDHDT74-H:HDT74-H
EAFUS ID2957
Dr. Duke IDBETA-PHENYLETHYLALCOHOL|2-PHENYLETHANOL|2-PHENYLETHYL-ALCOHOL|PHENYL-ETHYL-ALCOHOL|PHENETHYL-ALCOHOL|2-PHENETHANOL|BETA-PHENYLETHANOL
BIGG IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDC00002663
HET IDPEL
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
Flavornet ID60-12-8
GoodScent IDrw1010051
SuperScent IDNot Available
Wikipedia ID2-Phenylethanol
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
anti bacterial33282 A substance that kills or slows the growth of bacteria.DUKE
anti septic33281 A substance that kills or slows the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoans.DUKE
flavor48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
motor depressantDUKE
perfumery48318 A substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.DUKE
pesticide25944 Strictly, a substance intended to kill pests. In common usage, any substance used for controlling, preventing, or destroying animal, microbiological or plant pests.DUKE
sedative35717 A central nervous system depressant used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.DUKE
EnzymesNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
MetabolismNot Available
BiosynthesisNot Available
Organoleptic Properties
Flavours
FlavorCitations
honey
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
spice
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
rose
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
  2. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
lilac
  1. Arn, H, Acree TE. “Flavornet: A database of aroma compounds based on odor potency in natural products”. Developments in Food Science 40 (1998): 27. doi:10.1016/S0167-4501(98)80029-0
floral
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
rose dried
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
rose flower
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
rose water
  1. The Good Scents Company (2009). Flavor and fragrance information catalog. <http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/allprod.html> Accessed 15.10.23.
bitter
  1. Ayana Wiener, Marina Shudler, Anat Levit, Masha Y. Niv. BitterDB: a database of bitter compounds. Nucleic Acids Res 2012, 40(Database issue):D413-419. DOI:10.1093/nar/gkr755
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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).
— Shinbo, Y., et al. 'KNApSAcK: a comprehensive species-metabolite relationship database.' Plant Metabolomics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. 165-181.