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Methyl benzoate CAS 93-58-3

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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

 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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