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Ethyl benzoate


Ethyl benzoate, C9H10O2, is the ester formed by the condensation of benzoic acid and ethanol. It is a colorless liquid that is almost insoluble in water, but miscible with most organic solvents. As with many volatile esters, ethyl benzoate has a pleasant odor which could be described similar to wintergreen mint. It is a component of some artificial fruit flavors.


Substance data page for Ethyl benzoate


Chemistry educational resource for Ethyl benzoate (standard InChIKey MTZQAGJQAFMTAQ-UHFFFAOYSA-N). Ethyl benzoate (IUPAC Name); Ethyl ester benzoic acid. Follow the page link to go to the compound page on the Learn Chemistry wiki.