Reported found in rum, passion fruit, plum brandy, caja fruit (Spondias lutea L.) and checkur (Alpinia sessilis).
The flash point of Ethyl 3-phenylpropionate has not been determined. but Ethyl 3-phenylpropionate is probably combustible.
Clear colorless liquid.
Ethyl 3-phenylpropionate has an ethereal, rum, fruity, floral odor.
clear colorless to light yellow liquid
By hydrogenation of the corresponding ethyl cinnamate in the presence of nickel in alcohol solution.
The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 50, p. 3406, 1985 DOI: 10.1021/jo00218a033Synthetic Communications, 22, p. 2683, 1992 DOI: 10.1080/00397919208021668Tetrahedron Letters, 42, p. 781, 2001 DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)02176-6
Ethyl 3-phenylpropionate is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Aroma threshold values
Detection: 17 to 40 ppb