colourless or slightly yellow liquid with
Phenethylamine has a fish odor.
Reported found in the oil of bitter almonds. Also found in grapes, cabbage, kale, carrots, blue and provolone
cheese, fatty fish, beer, sherry, grape wines, cocoa, cauliflower, beetroot, radish, rhubarb, sake and dried bonito.
Phenethylamine is used in manufacturing anti-depression agents and anti diabetic drugs. It is also used as the goodds for drug jiangtangling intermediate, also used for other organic synthesis.
By reduction of benzyl cyanide with sodium metal in alcohol or with Raney-Ni.
ChEBI: A phenylethylamine having the phenyl substituent at the 2-position.
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 34, p. 3905, 1986 DOI: 10.1248/cpb.34.3905Journal of the American Chemical Society, 94, p. 6561, 1972 DOI: 10.1021/ja00773a060Tetrahedron Letters, 21, p. 1719, 1980 DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)77819-1
Phenethylamine, a new stimulant designer drug, was analyzed by the liquid chromatography high-resolution mass spectrometry quadrupole-time-of-flight (LC-HRMS-QTOF) method.
Poison by intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intracervical, and intravenous routes. Moderately toxic by ingestion. A strong base. A skin irritant and possible sensitizer. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of NOx. See also AMINES
Distil the amine from CaH2, under reduced pressure, just before use. [Beilstein 12 H 1096, 12 IV 2453.]