Methyl salicylate (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. It is used as a flavoring agent in chewing gums and mints in small concentrations and added as antiseptic in mouthwash solutions.
Product Name: Methyl Salicylate
Chemical Names: Methyl salicylate; Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; 119-36-8; Wintergreen oil; Gaultheria oil; Betula oil; Wintergruenoel; Gaultheriaoel; Flucarmit; Exagien; Methyl o-hydroxybenzoate
Molecular Formula: C8H8O3
Molecular Weight: 152.149 g/mol
IUPAC Name: methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
CAS Number: 119-36-8
Physical Description: It is a colorless yellowish or reddish liquid with odor of wintergreen.
Density: 1.174 g/cm3
Boiling Point: 222°C
Melting Point: -8.6°C
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water
Storage Conditions: STORED AND DISPENSED IN TIGHT CONTAINERS.