Agent Name

Ethyl salicylate

CAS Number

118-61-6

Formula

C9-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, ethyl ester; Ethyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; Ethyl o-hydroxybenzoate; Mesotol; o-(Ethoxycarbonyl)phenol; Sal ether; Sal ethyl; Salicyclic acid, ethyl ester; Salicylic ether; Salicylic ethyl ester; Salotan; [ChemIDplus] 2-Hydroxybenzoic acid ethyl ester; [Merck Index]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Clear colorless to very light yellow liquid with a pleasant odor like wintergreen; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance (cosmetics and household products); [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used to flavor animal feeds; [ExPub: EFSA - FEEDAP]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] "Causes erythema after topical application as an aerosol; found in blood." [ChemIDplus] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methyl salicylate" and "Phenyl salicylate."

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