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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2012-09-12 03:10:33 UTC
Update Date2020-05-01 16:55:13 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0041485
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB41485
Metabolite Identification
Common NameBenzyl formate
DescriptionBenzyl formate, also known as benzyl methanoate or BZO, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzyloxycarbonyls. These are organic compounds containing a carbonyl group substituted with a benzyloxyl group. Benzyl formate is an extremely weak basic (essentially neutral) compound (based on its pKa). Benzyl formate is an almond, apricot, and black tea tasting compound. Benzyl formate is found in coffee and coffee products. Benzyl formate occurs in essential oils. Benzyl formate is present in sour cherry, crowberry, Vaccinium species fruits, coffee, black tea, yellow passion fruit, Ocimum basilicum varieties, and other foods. Benzyl formate is used in perfumery and food flavouring.
Structure
Data?1588352112
Synonyms
ValueSource
Benzyl formic acidGenerator
Benzyl alcohol, formateHMDB
Benzyl formiatHMDB
Benzyl methanoateHMDB
Benzylester kyseliny mravenciHMDB
BZOHMDB
Carbobenzoxy groupHMDB
CBZHMDB
FEMA 2145HMDB
Formic acid benzyl esterHMDB
Formic acid, benzyl esterHMDB
Formic acid, phenylmethyl esterHMDB
Phenylmercury stearateHMDB
Phenylmethyl formateHMDB
PHQHMDB
Benzylformic acidHMDB
Formate benzyl esterGenerator
Benzyl formateHMDB
Chemical FormulaC8H8O2
Average Molecular Weight136.1479
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight136.0524295
IUPAC Namebenzyl formate
Traditional Namebenzyl formate
CAS Registry Number104-57-4
SMILES
O=COCC1=CC=CC=C1
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C8H8O2/c9-7-10-6-8-4-2-1-3-5-8/h1-5,7H,6H2
InChI KeyUYWQUFXKFGHYNT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as benzyloxycarbonyls. These are organic compounds containing a carbonyl group substituted with a benzyloxyl group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassBenzenoids
ClassBenzene and substituted derivatives
Sub ClassBenzyloxycarbonyls
Direct ParentBenzyloxycarbonyls
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Benzyloxycarbonyl
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Aromatic homomonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic homomonocyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
Disposition

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Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility2.2 g/LALOGPS
logP1.72ALOGPS
logP1.6ChemAxon
logS-1.8ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Basic)-6.8ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area26.3 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count3ChemAxon
Refractivity37.53 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability13.97 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings1ChemAxon
BioavailabilityYesChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash KeyView
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9200000000-52dbf7a517edbbca660dSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9300000000-6a77c8d351ff84dc23eeSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9200000000-52dbf7a517edbbca660dSpectrum
GC-MSGC-MS Spectrum - EI-B (Non-derivatized)splash10-0006-9300000000-6a77c8d351ff84dc23eeSpectrum
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-3deec770a41b1f8583fdSpectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-000l-5900000000-31a2abc5bc4ed5a1b134Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-0006-9200000000-1140a99367a26f181559Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0006-9000000000-9c400a8575080bf9f8d5Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-000i-1900000000-135006b727d166097023Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-000i-7900000000-d6347d98ef848dfd7389Spectrum
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0006-9100000000-9eaf26ab3ce7665e369eSpectrum
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Cytoplasm
  • Extracellular
Biospecimen LocationsNot Available
Tissue LocationsNot Available
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
Not Available
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB04569
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FooDB IDFDB021450
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID7422
KEGG Compound IDC05613
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound7708
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI IDNot Available
Food Biomarker OntologyNot Available
VMH IDNot Available
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. (). Yannai, Shmuel. (2004) Dictionary of food compounds with CD-ROM: Additives, flavors, and ingredients. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC.. .