- Benzyl acetate is an organic compound with the molecular formula C9H10O2.
- It is the ester formed by condensation of benzyl alcohol and acetic acid.
- Benzyl acetate is found naturally in many flowers.
- It is the primary constituent of the essential oils from the flowers jasmine, ylang-ylang and tobira.
- It has pleasant sweet aroma reminiscent of jasmine.
- Consequently, it is used widely in perfumery and cosmetics for its aroma and in flavorings to impart apple and pear flavors