Benzyl acetate CAS 140-11-4


Basic Info

Product Name:

Benzyl acetate

Other Names:

benzyl acetater



Place of Origin:

Shandong, China

Brand Name:

Zhishang Chemical




Colorless oily liquid




Cool Dry Place



Chemical Properties:

  1. Benzyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a fruity odor. On burning and decomposition, it produces irritating fumes. Benzyl acetate reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.
  2. Benzyl acetate is stable under normal conditions of use. Heating to decomposition may release carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other potentially toxic fumes and gases. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air at elevated temperatures (> 90°C / 194°F). Avoid heat, open flames and other potential sources of ignition.
    It has been used as a food additive in fruit flavours and as a component of perfumes since the early 1990s and is widely used as a fragrance in soaps, detergents and incense. There is widespread human exposure to benzyl acetate by ingestion, skin application and inhalation.
  3. Benzyl acetate has a characteristic flowery (jasmine) odor and a bitter, pungent taste. It is the main component of jasmine absolute and gardenia oils. It occurs as a minor component in a large number of other essential oils and extracts. It is a colorless liquid with a strong, fruity, jasmine odor. Benzyl acetate is prepared by esterification of benzyl alcohol with acetic anhydride (e.g., with sodium acetate as a catalyst) or by reaction of benzyl chloride with sodium acetate. In terms of volume, benzyl acetate is one of the most important fragrance and flavor chemicals.Although benzyl acetate is present in some essential oils at levels up to 65%, most of the commercial product is of synthetic origin.
  4. By interaction of benzyl chloride and sodium acetate; by acetylation of benzyl alcohol, or from benzaldehyde and acetic acid with zinc dust.


  1. In perfumery, solvent for cellulose acetate and nitrate.
  2. Benzyl acetate is used as an artificial jasmine and other perfumes, soap perfume, flavoring agent, solvent for cellulose acetate and nitrate, natural and synthetic resins, oils, lacquers, polishes, printing inks, and varnish removers.
  3. The use of spices. Benzyl acetate is the main component of jasmine and other extracts, and it is an indispensable spice in the blending of fragrant, ylang-ylang and other floral essences. Because of its low price, it is mostly used in soaps and other industrial flavors in its Chemicalbook. It is often used in large quantities in flavors such as jasmine, white orchid, hosta, moonflower, and narcissus. It can also be used in small amounts in flavors such as raw pear, apple, banana, and mulberry.
  4. Solvent uses Benzyl acetate dissolves 0.23% (weight) in water, but is insoluble in glycerin. But it can be miscible with alcohols, ethers, ketones, aliphatic hydrocarbons and aromatic hydrocarbons. It has good chemicalbook dissolving ability for oils, nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, etc., and can also dissolve rosin, triglyceride, coumarone resin, etc. Therefore, it is used as a solvent for shellac paint, alkyd resin, nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, dyes, grease, printing inks, etc.
  5. Spices, solvents, have good dissolving power for oils, nitrocellulose and cellulose acetate, etc., and can also dissolve rosin, triglyceride and coumarone resins. Therefore, it is used as a solvent for shellac paint, alkyd resin, nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, dyes, grease and printing inks.
  6. Ester synthetic fragrance.Benzyl acetate is mainly used as a blending spice for jasmine, white orchid, hosta, yuexiaxiang and other flavors. Because of the effect of enhancing the fragrance of floral and fantasy flavors and Benzyl acetates low price, Benzyl acetate has a wide range of applications in a variety of flavors.
  7. GB 2760-1996 stipulates that it is temporarily allowed to use edible spices. Mainly used in the preparation of jasmine, peach, apricot, raspberry, strawberry, apple, grape, plum, banana, cherry, pear, pineapple, papaya, cream and other flavors.
  8. Benzyl acetate is a edible flavor that is temporarily allowed in my country’s regulations. Benzyl acetate can be used to prepare bayberry, apple, pineapple, grape, banana, strawberry and other fruity edible flavors. The dosage is according to normal production needs. A Chemicalbook is like 760mg/kg in chewing gum; 34mg/kg in candy; 22mg/kg in baked goods; 14mg/kg in cold drinks; 7.8mg/kg in soft drinks.

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Additive , Chemical Auxiliary & Catalyst , Organic Chemicals
  • Products/Service: Organic Intermediate,Inorganic Chemistry, APIs, Dyestuffs And Pigments, Fragrance And Spices, Food Additives
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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