Agent Name

Methyl 4-methylbenzoate

Alternative Name

Methyl p-toluate

CAS Number

99-75-2

Formula

C9-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-(Methoxycarbonyl)toluene; 4-Methylbenzoic acid methyl ester; Methyl 4-toluate; Methyl p-methylbenzoate; Methyl p-toluenecarboxylate; Methyl-p-toluate; p-(Methoxycarbonyl)toluene; p-Carbomethoxytoluene; Benzoic acid, 4-methyl-, methyl ester; p-Toluic acid, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

White solid; mp = 34 deg C; [Hawley] Colorless to white solid with a strong unpleasant odor; [CAMEO] Colorless crystalline solid; mp = 32-35 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and as a fragrance for consumer products; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.16 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 40-70 mg/m3

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