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A10578 Methyl salicylate, 98%

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

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A10578-30 250g 24.50
A10578-36 500g 39.40
A10578-0E 2500g 121.00
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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
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
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

Harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P301+P312-P330-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

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

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