About Methyl Salicylate 99% USP/NF/FCC Grade
Methyl Salicylate, also known as wintergreen oil, is a chemical substance produced by many plants such as wintergreen. Lab Alley Methyl Salicylate 99% USP/NF/FCC is produced synthetically by esterifying salicylic acid with methanol. It appears as a clear, thick liquid with a pleasant, fruity aroma that reminds of root beer. Due to its widescale use in mint sweets, the odor is frequently characterized as "minty."
Methyl salicylate is an organic compound with the formula C₆H₄. Methyl Salicylate can be used to make personal care products. It is used extensively in the United States to make topical pain relief products.
Common Uses and Applications
- In topical ointments to treat joint and muscular pain and in toothpaste
- Flavoring agent
- Local anesthetic
- Denaturants, pesticides, and fragrances
- Insect attractant
|Oil of Wintergreen, Wintergreen Oil, 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester, Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate|
|USP/NF/FCC, Medical Grade|
Methyl Salicylate 99% USP/NF/FCC Grade Specifications
|Assay (Methyl Salicylate)||≥99.0%|
|Acid Value (Phenol Red)||≤1.0|
|Solubility in 70% Alcohol||7.0 volumes|
|Identification||To Pass Test|
|Volatile Organic Compounds||To Pass Test|
|Heavy Metals (asPb)||≤10 ppm|
|Specific Gravity @25°C||(1.180 - 1.185)|
|Optical Rotation||(0 to -1.5°)|
|Refractive Index @20°C||(1.535 - 1.538)|
Safety and Shipping Information
Not DOT regulated.
Please contact us to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Methyl Salicylate 99% USP/NF/FCC.