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Methyl salicylate

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Oil of wintergreen, Wintergreen oil, 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester, Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
Linear Formula:
2-(HO)C6H4CO2CH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
152.15
Beilstein:
971516
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

5.26 (vs air)

vapor pressure

1 mmHg ( 54 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

autoignition temp.

847 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.536 (lit.)
n20/D 1.536-1.539

bp

222 °C (lit.)

mp

−8-−7 °C (lit.)

density

1.174 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

COC(=O)c1ccccc1O

InChI

1S/C8H8O3/c1-11-8(10)6-4-2-3-5-7(6)9/h2-5,9H,1H3

Inchi Key

OSWPMRLSEDHDFF-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methyl Salicylate is a methyl ester of salicylic acid, widely used as phytohormones and defensive signaling compounds. It is most commonly used in topical products as a rubefacients.

Application

Methyl Salicylate may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in Ulmus pumila leaves using gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

204.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

96 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Simultaneous determination of salicylic acid, jasmonic acid, methyl salicylate, and methyl jasmonate from Ulmus pumila leaves by GC-MS
Huang H-Z, et al.
International Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2015)
The Essence of Analgesia and Analgesics (2010)
Agata Bartyzel et al.
Analytica chimica acta, 707(1-2), 204-209 (2011-10-27)
N,N'-bis-(α-methylsalicylidene)-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propanediimine (SBTD) modified silica gel was prepared and used as sorbent for solid phase extraction of Cr(III) ions from aqueous solution. This sorbent showed a high sorption affinity for Cr(III) while recovery of Cr(VI) was very low. The analyte ion
Youli Yao et al.
The Plant cell, 23(10), 3842-3852 (2011-10-27)
We have previously shown that local exposure of plants to stress results in a systemic increase in genome instability. Here, we show that UV-C-irradiated plants produce a volatile signal that triggers an increase in genome instability in neighboring nonirradiated Arabidopsis
Xinhua Zhang et al.
Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 59(17), 9351-9357 (2011-07-28)
The effects of methyl salicylate (MeSA) on chilling injury (CI) and gene expression levels, enzyme activities, and metabolites related to arginine catabolism in cherry tomato fruit were investigated. Freshly harvested fruits were treated with 0.05 mM MeSA vapor at 20

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