Methyl benzoate (CAS 93-58-3) is an organic compound. It is an ester with the chemical
formula C6H5CO2CH3. It 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.
Methyl benzoate is formed by the condensation of methanol and benzoic acid, in presence of a strong acid such as hydrochloric acid.
Specification of Methyl benzoate
Clear colorless oily liquid
Color, Hazan max.
Specific gravity (20°C)
Refractive Index (20°C)
Acidity, mgKOH/g max.
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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