Methyl Benzoate
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Title: Methyl Benzoate
CAS Registry Number: 93-58-3
CAS Name: Benzoic acid methyl ester
Additional Names: essence of Niobe; oil of Niobe
Molecular Formula: C8H8O2
Molecular Weight: 136.15
Percent Composition: C 70.57%, H 5.92%, O 23.50%
Line Formula: C6H5COOCH3
Literature References: Toxicity data: Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 10, 61 (1954).
Properties: Colorless, transparent liquid; pleasant odor. d415 1.094. mp ~-15°. bp 198-200°. nD15 1.5205. Flash pt, closed cup: 181°F (82°C). Insol in water; misc with alcohol, ether, methanol. LD50 orally in rats: 3.43 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp ~-15°
Boiling point: bp 198-200°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 181°F (82°C)
Index of refraction: nD15 1.5205
Density: d415 1.094
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3.43 g/kg (Smyth)
Use: In perfumes (Peau d'Espagne).

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