- 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester
- Methoxybenzoic Acid
- Sweet birch oil
- Wintergreen oil
Colorless yellowish or reddish liquid with odor of wintergreen.
Oil: in fern and cypress type perfumes & in toothpaste.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R 22 36/38
S 26 36/37/39
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
100 - 101
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
Vapor density (air=1)
1 (butyl acetate=1)
1.1969 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
1.54 cp (25 C)
44.2 g/s2 (-232 C)
1.53434 (12 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
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.
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.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Provide ventilation.
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, salicyclic acid.
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Lower exp. limit, %
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. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Containers may explode when heated. Extinguishing media: Water or foam may cause frothing. Use carbon dioxide or dry chemical. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
This chemical is combustible.
May cause liver and kidney damage. Repeated exposure may cause metabolic disturbances.
May cause nausea and vomiting. May be harmful if swallowed. Systemic effects of exposure include initial stimulation and later central nervous system depression. Symptoms include convulsions, respiratory failure, cardiac collapse, and possible death.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. Irritation may lead to chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion. May cause lung damage.
Causes moderate skin irritation. May be absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts.
May cause eye irritation.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately. Call a poison control center.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
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