Benzyl Fumarate
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Title: Benzyl Fumarate
CAS Registry Number: 538-64-7
CAS Name: (E)-2-Butenedioic acid bis(phenylmethyl) ester
Additional Names: fumaric acid dibenzyl ester; dibenzyl fumarate
Molecular Formula: C18H16O4
Molecular Weight: 296.32
Percent Composition: C 72.96%, H 5.44%, O 21.60%
Literature References: Prepd from fumaric acid and benzyl alcohol: Volwiler, Vliet, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 43, 1672 (1921).
Properties: Cryst powder, mp 58.5-59.5°. bp5 210-211°. Practically insol in water. Sol in alcohol, chloroform, ether, oils.
Melting point: mp 58.5-59.5°
Boiling point: bp5 210-211°
Use: In room spray deodorant: Kulka, US 3077457 (1963 to Fritzsche Bros.).

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