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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.1

Methyl jasmonate may be used in the following studies:
• As a potential anti-cancer agent that shows selective cytotoxic effect towards cancer cells.2
• To induce the defensive proteinase inhibitor proteins synthesis in plant leaves.3
• As an elicitor to enrich the total anthocyanin content (TAC) in radish sprouts.4
• As an elicitor in inducing the biosynthesis of trans-resveratrol, a plant phenol in Vitis vinifera cv. Negramaro cell cultures.5
• As a mediator of extensive plant transcriptome reprogramming/ remodeling on exogenous treatment to Salvia sclarea leaves.6
• 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.7
• As a starting material in the synthesis of [13C,2H3]-MeJA, an internal standard used in the quantitative determination of MeJA in plant tissues.7
• 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.8

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.9 It has been reported to play an important role in the plant’s response to pathogens and wound.7

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Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
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Flash Point(F) 
>235.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
>113 °C
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Peer-Reviewed Papers


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1. Methyl Jasmonate Primed Defense Responses Against Penicillium expansum in Sweet Cherry Fruit. Wang Lei, et al. Plant Mol. Biol. Rep., 1-8, (2015)

2. Methyl jasmonate: a plant stress hormone as an anti-cancer drug. Cohen S and Flescher E Phytochemistry 70(13-14), 1600-9, (2009)


3. Interplant communication: airborne methyl jasmonate induces synthesis of proteinase inhibitors in plant leaves. Farmer EE and Ryan CA Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 87(19), 7713-6, (1990)


4. Radish sprouts-Characterization and elicitation of novel varieties rich in anthocyanins. 5Baenas N, et al. Food Res. Int. 69, 305-312, (2015)

5. Jasmonates elicit different sets of stilbenes in Vitis vinifera cv. Negramaro cell cultures. Taurino M, Ingrosso I, D'amico L, et al. Springerplus 4, 49, (2015)


6. Temporal transcriptome changes induced by methyl jasmonate in Salvia sclarea. Hao da C, Chen SL, Osbourn A, et al. Gene 558(1), 41-53, (2015)


7. Jasmonic acid/methyl jasmonate accumulate in wounded soybean hypocotyls and modulate wound gene expression. Creelman RA, Tierney ML, and Mullet JE Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 89(11), 4938-41, (1992)


8. Preparation of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Poly (Safranine T) Film via One-Step Polymerization for Electrochemical Determination of Methyl Jasmonate. Sun J, et al. Fullerenes, Nanotubes, Carbon Nanostruct. 23(8), 701-708, (2015)

9. Methyl jasmonate as a vital substance in plants. Cheong JJ and Choi YD Trends Genet. 19(7), 409-13, (2003)


Lignan formation in hairy root cultures of Edelweiss (Leontopodium nivale ssp. alpinum (Cass.) Greuter). Wawrosch C, Schwaiger S, Stuppner H, et al. Fitoterapia 97, 219-23, (2014)


Mosquito odorant receptor for DEET and methyl jasmonate. Xu P, Choo YM, De La Rosa A, et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 111(46), 16592-7, (2014)


Ethylene Response Factors Are Controlled by Multiple Harvesting Stresses in Hevea brasiliensis. Putranto RA, Duan C, Kuswanhadi , et al. PLoS ONE 10(4), e0123618, (2015)


In situ fluorescence labelling of jasmonic acid binding sites in plant tissues with cadmium-free quantum dots. Liao Q, Yu Y, Cao Y, et al. IET Nanobiotechnol. 9(1), 35-42, (2015)


Induction of Biologically Active Flavonoids in Cell Cultures of Induction of Biologically Active Flavonoids in Cell Cultures of and Testing their Hypoglycemic Efficacy Morus nigra and Testing their Hypoglycemic Efficacy Ahmed M. A. Abd El-Mawla et al Sci. Pharm. 79, 951-961, (2011)


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