Agent Name

Gallic acid methyl ester

CAS Number

99-24-1

Formula

C8-H8-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzoic acid, 3,4,5-trihydroxy-, methyl ester; Methyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate; Methyl gallate; Gallic acid, methyl ester; Methylgallate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antioxidant; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes delayed allergic hypersensitivity (multiple organ involvement) in 9-day intermittent dermal studies of guinea pigs; [RTECS] "Has both immunosuppressive and phytogenic antineoplastic activities; isolated from Acer saccharinum." [ChemIDplus] A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Search for (99-24-1[EC/RN Number]) AND (allergic OR dermatitis OR sensitizer OR sensitization): no results that it is a skin sensitizer; [PubMed]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.78E-6 mm Hg

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