Benzyl Salicylate
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Title: Benzyl Salicylate
CAS Registry Number: 118-58-1
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid phenylmethyl ester
Additional Names: salicylic acid benzyl ester
Molecular Formula: C14H12O3
Molecular Weight: 228.24
Percent Composition: C 73.67%, H 5.30%, O 21.03%
Literature References: Prepd from sodium salicylate and benzyl chloride: Volwiler, Vliet, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 43, 1672 (1921).
Properties: Thick liquid, slight, pleasant odor. d20 1.175. bp25 208°. Slightly sol in water; miscible with alcohol or ether.
Boiling point: bp25 208°
Density: d20 1.175
Use: As fixer in perfumery; in sunscreen preparations.

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