392707 Aldrich

Methyl jasmonate


Synonym: 3-Oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)cyclopentaneacetic acid, methyl ester, Methyl 3-oxo-2-(2-pentenyl)cyclopentaneacetate



Related Categories Building Blocks, C12 to C63, Carbonyl Compounds, Chemical Synthesis, Esters,
assay   95%
refractive index   n20/D 1.474(lit.)
bp   110 °C/0.2 mmHg(lit.)
solubility   water: soluble340 mg/L at 25 °C(lit.)
density   1.03 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)



25 mL in poly bottle

5 mL in glass bottle


Methyl jasmonate (MJ, MeJA) is suitable in controlling blue mold decay in sweet cherry fruit caused by Penicillium expansum.

Methyl jasmonate may be used in the following studies:
• As a potential anti-cancer agent that shows selective cytotoxic effect towards cancer cells.
• To induce the defensive proteinase inhibitor proteins synthesis in plant leaves.
• As an elicitor to enrich the total anthocyanin content (TAC) in radish sprouts.
• As an elicitor in inducing the biosynthesis of trans-resveratrol, a plant phenol in Vitis vinifera cv. Negramaro cell cultures.
• As a mediator of extensive plant transcriptome reprogramming/ remodeling on exogenous treatment to Salvia sclarea leaves.
• As a modulator in the expression of chalcone synthase (chs) and proline-rich cell wall protein (PRP), two wound-responsive genes in soybean suspension cultures.
• As a starting material in the synthesis of [13C,2H3]-MeJA, an internal standard used in the quantitative determination of MeJA in plant tissues.
• As a test compound in the application of reduced graphene oxide–poly(safranine T) film on glassy carbon electrode (rGO–PST/GCE) in the electrochemical determination of MeJA in jasmine essential oil.

General description

Methyl jasmonate (MJ, MeJA), a methyl ester of jasmonic acid (JA) is a plant growth regulator. It is a fragrant volatile compound isolated from the flowers of Jasminum grandiflorum. It has been reported to play an important role in the plant’s response to pathogens and wound.

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Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
>235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>113 °C
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