Phenyl Acetate is a clear colorless liquid with a sweetish solvent odor. Difficult to ignite. Used as a laboratory reagent and in the production of some organic chemicals. Phenyl Acetate is an aromatic fatty acid metabolite of phenylalanine with potential antineoplastic activity. Naturally occurring in mammals, phenylacetate induces differentiation, growth inhibition, and apoptosis in tumor cells. Implicated mechanisms of action include decreased protein prenylation, activation of the peroxisome proliferation-activated receptors, inhibition of DNA methylation, and depletion of glutamine. Phenyl acetate is a flavouring ingredient in baked goods and candies. Storage Information: Refrigerate. Keep tightly closed.