Menthyl salicylate

  • Salimenthol
  • Salicylic acid, p-menth-3-yl ester
  • Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester, (1a,2b,5a)-
  • Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, (1R,2S,5R)-5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexyl ester, rel-
Formula
HOC6H4COOC10H19
Structure
Uses
Used as a a sun screenâ to filter out ultraviolet light in prepns for preventing sunburn.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
89-46-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-909-7
Merck
13,5865
Beilstein/Gmelin
3097754
Beilstein Reference
2-10-00-00050
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C17H24O3
Formula mass
276.38
Boiling point, °C
362
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-5 (25 C)
Density
1.0467 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.52 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
8.10 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
63.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
140
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.