Phenylethyl Alcohol

Phenylethyl Alcohol (2-phenylethanol) is a primary alcohol that is ethanol substituted by a phenyl group at position 2. It has a role as a fragrance, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae metabolite, a plant metabolite, an Aspergillus metabolite and a plant growth retardant. It is a primary alcohol and a member of benzenes.

Phenylethyl Alcohol is found in almond. It is a component of ylang-ylang oil.

Phenylethyl Alcohol is a flavouring ingredient.

Substance Identification

Synonyms 2-phenylethanol | Benzyl carbinol | Benzylmethanol | PEA | Phenethyl alcohol
CAS 60-12-8
EINECS 200-456-2
FEMA 2858
Molecular Formula C8H10O
Moleclar Weight 122.167

Application & Uses

  • used in food flavors, especially in honey, bread, apple, rose flavor and so on
  • used in tobacco flavors
  • used for blending rose essential oil and all kinds of fragrance, such as jasmine, lilac, and orange blossom fragrance, etc
  • used as an additive in cigarettes

Features & Benefits

  • Soluble in: Alcohol, dipropylene glycol, fixed oils, kerosene, mineral oil slightly, water, 2.199e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est) Insoluble in: paraffin oil

Sales Specification

Appearance Colorless clear oily liquid
Odor Floral
Purity, % 98
LD50 oral, rat 1790mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 790uL/kg

GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H302/313/319
P-Code P264/270/280
Response P301+P312+P330 P305+P351+P338 P312 P337+P313
Disposal P501
S-phrases: S26-S28-S36/37-S36/37/39 | R-phrases: R21/22;R36/38


  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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