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Methyl benzoate as perfume & flavor solvent from China
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Methyl benzoate Properties

Methyl benzoate (CAS 93-58-3) is a colorless liquid that is poorly soluble in water, but miscible with organic solvents. Methyl benzoate has a pleasant smell, strongly reminiscent of the fruit of the feijoa tree, and it is used in perfumery. It also finds use as a solvent and as a pesticide used to attract insects such as orchid bees.

- Density                                  1.0837 g/cm3
- Melting point                          −12.5 °C (9.5 °F; 260.6 K)
- Boiling point                           199.6 °C (391.3 °F; 472.8 K)

- Refractive index (nD)             1.5164

- Flash point                             82 °C (180 °F; 355 K)


Specification of Methyl benzoate

Appearance                             Clear colorless oily liquid
Purity, %min.                           99.0
Color, Hazan max.                   20
Specific gravity (20°C)            1.082-1.088
Refractive Index (20°C)          1.5140-1.5180
Water, %max.                         0.10
Acidity, mgKOH/g max.            1.0

Application of Methyl benzoate

-- Perfume industry: mainly used in the concoction of artificial Ylang spices and perfume compound for soap, also in the production of rose type essence.

- Solvent for cellulose ether, cellulose ester, synthetic resin and rubber.

- Dyeing auxiliary for polyester fiber.

- Solvent for microscopic analysis.


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