(R)-(-)-Methyl mandelate

  • Methyl l-mandelate
  • Methyl (R)-a-phenylglycolate
  • D-(-)-Mandelic acid methyl ester
  • Methyl (R)-a-hydroxybenzeneacetate
  • (R)-Methyl (hydroxy)(phenyl)acetate
  • (R)-a-Hydroxybenzeneacetic acid methyl ester
Formula
C9H10O3
Structure
Description
White solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
20698-91-3
S 22 24/25
Beilstein/Gmelin
3589447
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H10O3
Formula mass
166.17
Melting point, °C
51 - 53
Boiling point, °C
267
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.004 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
pKa/pKb
12.19 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.90
Heat of vaporization
53.4 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 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 gloves 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
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
113
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.