METHYL SALICYLATE - (119-36-8)

Introduction

Name: methyl salicylate; methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate*; salicylic acid methyl ester
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 119-36-8
Chemical Formula: C8H8O3
Molar Mass: 152.14732 g
Mass Percent: C 63.153 %; H 5.2998 %; O 31.547 % 
Isomers:  4-methoxybenzoic acid  •  vanillin  •  (R)-(-)-mandelic acid  •  methylparaben  •  mandelic acid

Classification

• organic • aromatic

Uses/Function

• "odor and flavor of wintergreen." 1

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Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 322.