Methyl anthranilate

  • Methyl 2-aminobenzoate
Formula
2-(NH2)C6H4COOCH3
Structure
Description
Clear colorless to tan liquid with an odor of grapes. Has light blue fluorescence.
Uses
As perfume for ointments, manufacture synthetic perfumes.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
134-20-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-132-4
R 36/38
RTECS
CB3325000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Merck
12,6099
Beilstein/Gmelin
606965
Beilstein Reference
4-14-00-01008
EPA OPP
128725
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8680
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H9NO2
Formula mass
151.17
Melting point, °C
24
Boiling point, °C
237
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.02 (25 C)
Density
1.168 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
6.02 cp (35 C)
Refractive index
1.583 (20 C)
pKa/pKb
11.78 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.04
Heat of vaporization
49.4 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear safety glasses and chemical goggles if splashing is possible. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Disposal code
5
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acids - acid chlorides - acid anhydrides - chloroformates - strong oxidizing agents - strong bases - light.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, nitrogen.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
104
Autoignition, °C
530
Upper exp. limit, %
7.8
Lower exp. limit, %
1.4
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, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
This chemical is combustible.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
This compound is an irritant to the skin.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
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.

Transport.
HS Code
2922 49 95