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119-36-8 - Methyl salicylate, 98% - Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate - Salicylic acid methyl ester - A10578 - Alfa Aesar

A10578 Methyl salicylate, 98%

CAS Number
119-36-8
Synonyms
Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
Salicylic acid methyl ester

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 22.30
500g 37.29
2500g 117.42
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Methyl salicylate, 98%

MDL
MFCD00002214
EINECS
204-317-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H8O3
Formula Weight
152.15
Melting point
-9°
Boiling Point
224°
Flash Point
99°(210°F)
Density
1.180
Refractive Index
1.5360
Solubility
Miscible with water, chloroform, ethanol, methonol and ether.

Applications

Methyl salicylate is used as a flavoring agent and providing fragrance to products like chewing gum and mints. It acts as an anticoagulant by interruption of the vitamin K1-epoxide cycle. It is also used in high concentrations as a rubefacient to treat joint, muscular pain and acute pain. It is utilized as an anti-herbivore defense system in various plants. It is used as a transfer agent to get a manual copy of an image on a surface and to clear plant or animal tissue samples to be used for microscopy.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Literature References

Valverde, J. M.; Giménez, M. J.; Guillén, F.; Valero, D.; Martínez-Romero, D.; Serrano, M. Methyl salicylate treatments of sweet cherry trees increase antioxidant systems in fruit at harvest and during storage. Postharvest Biol. Technol. 2015, 109, 106-113.

Zhou, P.; Hoffmann, M. R.; Han, K.; He, G. New Insights into the Dual Fluorescence of Methyl Salicylate: Effects of Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding and Solvation. J. Phys. Chem. B 2014, 119 (6), 2125-2131.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335

Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P301+P312-P312-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,6120
Beilstein
971516
Harmonized Tariff Code
2918.23
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
VO4725000

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