Benzyl Formate
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Title: Benzyl Formate
CAS Registry Number: 104-57-4
CAS Name: Formic acid phenylmethyl ester
Additional Names: formic acid benzyl ester
Molecular Formula: C8H8O2
Molecular Weight: 136.15
Percent Composition: C 70.57%, H 5.92%, O 23.50%
Line Formula: HCOOCH2C6H5
Literature References: Prepn from formic acid and benzyl alcohol: Mailhe, Chem. Ztg. 35, 508 (1911).
Properties: Liquid; pleasant fruity odor. d 1.081. bp 203°. Practically insol in water. Sol in alcohol.
Boiling point: bp 203°
Density: d 1.081
Use: Solvent for cellulose esters; in perfumery.

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