Title: Ethyl Salicylate
CAS Registry Number: 118-61-6
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid ethyl ester
Additional Names: salicylic acid ethyl ester; salicylic ether; sal ethyl
Molecular Formula: C9H10O3
Molecular Weight: 166.17
Percent Composition: C 65.05%, H 6.07%, O 28.88%
Properties: Clear, very refractive liquid; pleasant odor resembling that of methyl salicylate. Becomes yellowish-brown on long exposure to air and light. d420 1.131. bp 231-234°. mp 1°. nD20 1.5226. Slightly sol in water; miscible with alc, ether. Protect from light.
Melting point: mp 1°
Boiling point: bp 231-234°
Index of refraction: nD20 1.5226
Density: d420 1.131
Use: Manuf artificial perfumes.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a counterirritant.