Methyl benzoate
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Methyl benzoate
Alias
Benzoic acid, methyl ester
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Esters
CAS No.
93-58-3
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C8H8O2
Molecular Weight: 136.15
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: liquid.
Odor: fruity odor.
Solubility: slightly soluble in water; 20℃, 2.1g/L[1].
Stability: stable. at strong acid, strong alkali, easily hydrolyzed.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: cat skin LDLo: 10000mg/Kg;
guinea pig oral LD50: 4100mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 3330mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: 2170mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 1177mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent masking, dispersing abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as perfume.
Use as solvent.
Use as intermediates in organic synthesis.
Conditioning agent, perfume, preservative in personal care products.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 93-58-3
Update: 20141029(1);

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