Ethyl benzoate

Description

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.

ethyl-benzoate

Substance data page for Ethyl benzoate

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.