Ethyl salicylate

  • Ethyl o-hydroxybenzoate
  • Salicylic acid, ethyl ester
  • 2-Ethoxycarbonylphenol
  • Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ethyl ester
  • Mesotol
  • Salotan
Formula
HOC6H4COOC2H5
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid. Wintergreen odor.
Uses
Production of artificial perfumes.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
118-61-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-265-5
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 22 36/38
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
VO3000000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Merck
13,3881
Beilstein/Gmelin
907659
Beilstein Reference
4-10-00-00149
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H10O3
Formula mass
166.18
Melting point, °C
2 - 5
Boiling point, °C
234
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.035 (25 C)
Density
1.147 g/cm3 (4 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Viscosity
1.77 cp (45 C)
Surface tension
39.1 g/s2 (0 C)
Refractive index
1.5198 (14.4 C)
pKa/pKb
9.93 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.77
Heat of vaporization
49.0 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-4403 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Store protected from light.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Wash area with soap and water. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Cover with sand, dry lime or soda ash and place in a closed container for disposal. Provide ventilation.
Stability
May discolor on exposure to light.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, nitrates.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
107
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Vapor or mist is irritating to the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause severe eye burns. Vapor is highly irritating to the eyes. Vapors may cause eye injury.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
HS Code
2918 23 90