Methyl Salicylate 99% USP/NF/FCC Grade *

Also Known As Wintergreen Oil And Can Be Used For Medicinal Purposes

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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

  • Antiseptic
  • In topical ointments to treat joint and muscular pain and in toothpaste
  • Flavoring agent
  • Local anesthetic
  • Denaturants, pesticides, and fragrances
  • Insect attractant


Chemistry Table

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
Arsenic ≤3 ppm
Mercury ≤1 ppm
Flash point 205°F
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.

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