Benzyl acetate is an ester as found in jasmine and ylang ylang. It has a sweet aroma useful in perfumery. It also attracts orchid bees.
Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols.
Links to Plants Containing Benzyl Acetate
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- Benzyl acetate absorbed readily through rat skin. From: Hotchkiss, S. A., Chidgey, M. A. J., Rose, S., & Caldwell, J. (1990). Percutaneous absorption of benzyl acetate through rat skin in vitro. 1. Validation of an in vitro model against in vivo data. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 28(6), 443-447.