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M29908 Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl benzoate

99%

  • CAS Number 93-58-3

  • Linear Formula C6H5COOCH3

  • Molecular Weight 136.15

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1072099

  •  EC Number 202-259-7

  •  MDL number MFCD00008421

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24896788

  •  NACRES NA.22

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Properties

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Quality Level   200
vapor density   4.68 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <1 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   99%
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.)
storage temp.   room temp
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

Description

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.

Packaging

25 g in glass bottle

3 kg in poly bottle

500 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
Flash Point(F) 
181.4 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
83 °C - closed cup

Documents

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

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Certificate of Origin (COO)

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