Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol

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Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol (PEA) is an organic compound that occurs widely in nature, found in a variety of essential oils, including rose, carnation, and hyacinth. It is known for its pleasant floral scent and is commonly used in perfumery to impart a fresh, rose-like aroma to fragrances. PEA is also utilized for its fixative properties, helping to stabilize the scent profile of perfumes and extend their longevity on the skin.

Used in perfumery to create floral fragrances, as a fixative to improve longevity of the scent on the skin.

IUPAC Name: 2-phenylethanol
CAS Number: 60-12-8
Molecular Formula: C8H10O
Molecular Weight: 122.16 g/mol
Boiling Point: 218.20 °C (424.76 °F)
Melting Point: -27.00 °C (-16.60 °F)
Class: Alcohol
Use/s: Scent
1: 2-PHENYLETHANOL 2: Phenethyl alcohol 3: Phenylethyl alcohol 4: Benzeneethanol 5: Phenylethanol 6: Benzyl carbinol 7: Phenethanol 8: 2-Phenylethyl alcohol 9: 2-PHENYL-ETHANOL
Chemist Says
Liquid; Dry Powder, Liquid, Other Solid
Scent: Floral, Rose, Honey-like
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Floral, Fresh, Rose-like
2: Floral, Rose, Sweet
3: Floral, Hyacinth, Rose, Green
5: Rose-like, floral, with a honeyed undertone


Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol Mass Spectrometry