methyl benzoate

CAS No. 93-58-3

Formula: C8H8O2
Basic Info

Methyl benzoate 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.

Formula
C8H8O2
Molecular Weight
136.148
Exact Mass
136.052
LogP
1.4732
PSA
26.3
Synonyms

Methyl benzoate

Clorius

Essence of niobe

METHYLBENZOATE

Benzoic acid, methyl ester

Benzoic acid,methyl ester

METHYL BENZOATE (20 LT )

Niobe oil

Methyl benzenecarboxylate

METHYL BENZOATE FOR SYNTHESIS

Oil of niobe

Benzoic Acid Methyl Ester

BENZOIC ACID METHYLESTER

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
Clear oily liquid
Density
1.094
Boiling Point
198-199ºC
Melting Point
-12ºC
Flash Point
82ºC
Refractive Index
1.516-1.518
Stability
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases.
Vapor Density
4.68 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure
<1 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Safety Info
RTECS
DH3850000
Safety Statements
S36
WGK Germany
1
Risk Statements
R22
HS Code
4002191900
RIDADR
UN 2938
Caution Statement
P301 + P312 + P330
Hazard Codes
Hazard Declaration
Caution Statement
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : 90 MHz in CDCl3
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IR Spectrum IR : liquid film
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Mass Spectrum Mass spectrum (electron ionization)
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Raman Spectrum Raman : 4880 A,200 M,liquid
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