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Methyl benzoate is used in perfumery. It also finds use as a solvent. It acts as an intermediate and odor agents. Further, it is used to attract insects such as orchid bees. It is also used for cellulose esters, cellulose ethers, synthetic resin and rubber solvent and polyester fibers to assist in the preparation of flavor.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H227-H302
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed.
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Wash thoroughly after handling. IF SWALLOWED: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.