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Methyl benzoate

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Synonym(s):
Methyl benzenecarboxylate
Linear Formula:
C6H5COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
136.15
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1072099
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

vapor density

4.68 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

<1 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

99%

form

liquid

refractive index

n20/D 1.516 (lit.)

bp

198-199 °C (lit.)

mp

−12 °C (lit.)

solubility

H2O: soluble 2.1 g/L at 20 °C

density

1.088 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

COC(=O)c1ccccc1

InChI

1S/C8H8O2/c1-10-8(9)7-5-3-2-4-6-7/h2-6H,1H3

InChI key

QPJVMBTYPHYUOC-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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solubility

H2O: soluble 2.1 g/L at 20 °C

solubility

ethanol: 60%, clear (1mL/4ml)

solubility

ethanol: 60%, clear (1mL/4ml)

solubility

-

Quality Level

200

Quality Level

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Quality Level

400

Quality Level

300

mp

−12 °C (lit.)

mp

−12 °C (lit.)

mp

−12 °C (lit.)

mp

−12 °C (lit.)

bp

198-199 °C (lit.)

bp

198-199 °C (lit.)

bp

198-199 °C (lit.)

bp

198-199 °C (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.516 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.516 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.516 (lit.)

refractive index

n20/D 1.516 (lit.)

General description

Methyl benzoate is a volatile aromatic ester compound widely used in perfumery industries. It is naturally occurring in guava, mango, and kiwifruit.

Application

Methyl benzoate (C6H5CO2CH3) can be utilized as a precursor for:
  • Selective synthesis of benzaldehyde using supported manganese oxide catalysts.;
  • Preparation of benzophenone derivatives by reacting with aryl compounds via Friedel-Crafts acylation.

pictograms

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Warning

hcodes

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

flash_point_f

170.6 °F - Pensky-Martens closed cup

flash_point_c

77 °C - Pensky-Martens closed cup

ppe

Eyeshields, Faceshields, Gloves, type ABEK (EN14387) respirator filter


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Hydrogenation of methyl benzoate to benzaldehyde over manganese oxide catalysts prepared from Mg/Mn/Al hydrotalcite-like compounds
Chen A, et al.
Applied Catalysis A: General, 274(1-2), 101-109 (2004)
Characterization and Activity of MnO/γ-Al2O3 for Hydrogenation of Methyl Benzoate to Benzaldehyde
Xu H-L, et al.
Chin. J. Chem., 19(7), 647-651 (2001)
Direct aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to methyl esters catalyzed by a heterogeneous gold catalyst
Nielsen IS, et al.
Catalysis Letters, 116(1-2), 35-40 (2007)
Trifluoromethanesulfonic acid catalyzed novel Friedel-Crafts acylation of aromatics with methyl benzoate.
Hwang JP, et al.
Tetrahedron, 56(37), 7199-7203 (2000)
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In snapdragon flowers, the volatile ester methyl benzoate is the most abundant scent compound. It is synthesized by and emitted from only the upper and lower lobes of petals, where pollinators (bumblebees) come in contact with the flower. Emission of

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