Menthyl Salicylate
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Title: Menthyl Salicylate
CAS Registry Number: 89-46-3
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester
Molecular Formula: C17H24O3
Molecular Weight: 276.37
Percent Composition: C 73.88%, H 8.75%, O 17.37%
Line Formula: HOC6H4COOC10H19
Properties: Clear, yellowish, syrupy liquid; odorless or slight fruity odor. d2525 1.045. Insol in water; miscible with most organic solvents. Keep well closed and protected from light.
Density: d2525 1.045
Use: As a "sun screen" to filter out ultraviolet light in prepns for preventing sunburn.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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