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A12404 Methyl benzoate, 99%

CAS Number
93-58-3
Synonyms
Benzoic acid methyl ester

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A12404-30 250g 13.00
A12404-0B 1000g 37.90
A12404-0I 5000g 149.00
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Methyl benzoate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00008421
EINECS
202-259-7

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H8O2
Formula Weight
136.15
Melting point
-12°
Boiling Point
198-200°
Flash Point
82°(179°F)
Density
1.094
Refractive Index
1.5170
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Miscible with water.

Applications

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.

Notes

Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Literature References

Cerreta, M. M.; Furton, K. G. An assessment of detection canine alerts using flowers that release methyl benzoate, the cocaine odorant, and an evaluation of their behavior in terms of the VOCs produced. Forensic Sci. Int. 2015, 251, 107-114.

Maiti, K. S. Vibrational spectroscopy of Methyl benzoate. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2015, 17 (30), 19735-19744.

Sun, H.; Page, M. I.; Atherton, J. H.; Hall, A. Kinetics of the conversion of methyl benzoate to benzamide by the alumina catalysed reaction with liquid ammonia at 120°C. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2014, 4 (11), 3870-3878.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H227-H302

Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P264b-P270-P280-P301+P312-P330-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,6024
Beilstein
1072099
Harmonized Tariff Code
2916.31
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
DH3850000

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