Methyl Salicylate IP
Methyl Salicylate is an organic ester naturally produced by many species of plants, particularly wintergreens. It is also synthetically produced, used as a fragrance, in foods and beverages, and in liniments.
Methyl salicylate, in high concentrations as a rubefacient and analgesic in deep heating liniments (such as Bengay) to treat joint and muscular pain. In low concentrations (0.04% and under) as a flavoring agent in chewing gum and mints
Chemical Name: Methyl Salicylate
Synonyms: Salicylic acid methyl ester
Mol. Formula: C8H8O3
Mol. Weight: 152.1 g/mol
CAS No.: 119-36-8
|Characters||It occurs as colorless or slightly yellow liquid; odour, strong, persistent, ,characteristic and aromatic.|
(a)Specified test. A violet color develops.
(b)Specified test. The precipitate after drying at 105° for 1 hour melts at 156° to 161°.
|Solubility||It is miscible with chloroform, with ethanol (96 %) and with fixed volatile oils; very slightly soluble in water.|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and not more intensely colored than the reference solution YS7.|
|Acidity||Not more than 0.4 ml of 0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide required.|
|Weight per ml||1.175 g to 1.185 g|
|Refractive Index||1.534 to 1.538|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5% w/w of C8H8O3|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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