Methyl Salicylate 99% USP,BP Synthetic
Methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen or wintergreen oil) is an organic ester naturally produced by many species of plants, particularly wintergreens. It is also synthetically produced, used as a fragrance, in foods and beverages, and in liniments.
Minimum Assay: 99.0 – 100.0%
Molecular Formula: C8H8O3
Molecular Weight: 152.15
Boiling Point: 224°
Melting Point: -9°
Solubility in ethanol: Passes Test
Optical rotation (25°C): Inactive
Refractive index (n20°/D): 1.538
Substance with an acidic reaction (as salicylic acid): <0.1%
Heavy metals (as Pb): <0.002%
Methanol (GC): Nil
Hazard Phrazes: Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Prec Phrazes: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up.