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." Materials used in the healthcare and medical setting must often carry the title "medical grade." Biocompatibility refers to the ability of a material to perform with an appropriate host response in a specific application and can be measured in different ways. Since they come in contact with the human body, materials are tested for biocompatibility and safety to receive the "Medical Grade" designation.
Methyl salicylate is an organic compound with the formula C₆H₄. Medical Grade Methyl Salicylate can be used for medicinal purposes and 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.