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B21341 Methyl 2-hydroxy-3-methylbenzoate, 97%

CAS Number
2-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzoic acid methyl ester
Methyl 3-methylsalicylate

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
B21341-04 2g 39.80
B21341-09 10g 134.00
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Methyl 2-hydroxy-3-methylbenzoate, 97%


Chemical Properties

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Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in ethanol, fixed Oils, Propylene Glycol. Insoluble in water.


Methyl 2-hydroxy-3-methylbenzoate, is used as an important raw material and intermediate used in organic Synthesis, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and dyestuff. It is also used as an important organic intermediate. Some other applications include it is used to produce other chemicals. For example, it is used to produce 2-(2-Hydroxy-3-methyl-phenyl)-propan-2-ol. The reaction occurs with reagent Tetrahydrofuran.


Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Stable under recommended storage conditions. Keep away from strong oxidizing agents. Hygroscopic. Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.

Literature References

Y Bessard.; R Crettaz. Rate acceleration of nucleophilic substitution of 2-chloro-4, 6-dimethoxypyrimidine by sulfinate catalysis. The Tetrahedron.200056 (27), 4739-4745.

M Black.; JIG Cadogan.; H McNab. Pyrolysis of O-allyl salicylic amides and esters, and related compounds: formation of isoindolones and phthalides. J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1.19941 (2), 155-159.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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