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Methyl benzoate

≥99% (GC)

  • CAS Number 93-58-3

  • Linear Formula C6H5COOCH3

  • Molecular Weight 136.15

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 1072099

  •  EC Number 202-259-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00008421

  •  PubChem Substance ID 57648232

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Properties

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vapor density   4.68 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   QPJVMBTYPHYUOC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99% (GC)
impurities   ≤0.2% free acid (as C6H5COOH)
  ≤0.2% water (Karl Fischer)
ign. residue   ≤0.05% (as SO4)
refractive index   n20/D 1.516(lit.)
bp   198-199 °C(lit.)
mp   −12 °C(lit.)
solubility   H2O: soluble2.1 g/L at 20 °C
density   1.088 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

Description

Application

Methyl benzoate has been used in benzoylations of both methyl ketone groups of bisacetylferrocene to form the bis-β-diketone.

General description

Methyl benzoate is the most abundant volatile scent compound present in snapdragon flowers.

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Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
WGK Germany 
1
Flash Point(F) 
181.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
83 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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