Synthesis of phenyl benzoate

Preparation of phenyl benzoate

Preparation of phenyl benzoate

Preparation of phenyl benzoate

10 g of phenol are dissolved in 100 ml of water and 10 g of benzoyl chloride added, and then 10% aqueous sodium hydroxide solution until the whole is alkaline. The mixture is warmed and shaken until the smell of benzoyl chloride has disappeared; the phenyl benzoate which separates is filtered off, washed with cold water, dried, and recrystallised from alcohol. Yield almost theoretical. Colourless crystals; insoluble in water; m.p. 68° C.

Systematic organic chemistry, by W. M. Cumming, 262, 1937.


phenyl benzoate



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MeSH Synonyms

diphenylcarboxylate, DPCate

Depositor-Supplied Synonyms

PHENYL BENZOATE, 93-99-2, Benzoic acid phenyl ester, Diphenylcarboxylate, Benzoic acid, phenyl ester, MLS002608016, Phenol, benzoate, FCJSHPDYVMKCHI-UHFFFAOYSA-N, EINECS 202-293-2, NSC 37086, SBB060350, BRN 1566346, AI3-04731, DSSTox_CID_28185, DSSTox_RID_82744, DSSTox_GSID_48210, CAS-93-99-2, Benzoic acid phenyl, ACMC-209rok, WLN: RVOR, Phenol, benzoate (7CI), bmse010254, AC1L1O5Y, UNII-B8A3WVZ590, SCHEMBL31888, 142719_ALDRICH, B8A3WVZ590, CHEMBL1885870, 12470_FLUKA, CHEBI:86919, MolPort-000-219-449, HMS3080D03, ZINC388259, NSC37086, Tox21_202880, Tox21_303595, ANW-40146, NSC-37086, ZINC00388259, AKOS001445255, MCULE-5606683828, NE10257, RP25606, RTR-006671, NCGC00257480-01, NCGC00260426-01, AC-21023, AJ-20515, AK111133, AN-42675, KB-59547, LS-38146, OR020064, SC-75242, SMR001526772, U010, ZB011387, B0075, FT-0658394, ST24031529, ST50769669, EN300-82943, 4-09-00-00303 (Beilstein Handbook Reference), I14-7354, T6035518, 3B3-033048, InChI=1/C13H10O2/c14-13(11-7-3-1-4-8-11)15-12-9-5-2-6-10-12/h1-10

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