Benzyl Salicylate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Benzyl Salicylate Properties

Benzyl Salicylate

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Benzyl salicylate is a salicylic acid benzyl ester, a chemical compound most frequently used in cosmetics. It is used as a solvent for synthetic musks and as a fixative in floral perfumes such as jasmine, lilac, and lily.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 168-170 °C
CAS Number 118-58-1
Density 1.17 g/cm3
EINECS Number 204-262-9
IUPAC Name Benzyl 2-Hydroxybenzoate
Melting Point 18-20 °C
Molar Mass 228.24 g mol−1
Molecular Formula C14H12O3
RTECS Number VO1750000
Refractive n20/D 1.581
Synonyms Salicylicacid, Benzyl Ester;Benzyl 2-Hydroxybenzoate;Benzyl o-Hydroxybenzoate