Agent Name

Methyl anthranilate

CAS Number

134-20-3

Formula

C8-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-(Methoxycarbonyl)aniline; 2-Aminobenzoic acid methyl ester; 2-Carbomethoxyaniline; Amino methyl benzoate, o-; Anthranilic acid methyl ester; Benzoic acid, 2-amino-, methyl ester; Methyl 2-aminobenzoate; Methyl anthranilate (natural); Methyl o-aminobenzoate; Methylanthranilate; Methylester kyseliny anthranilove [Czech]; Neroli oil, artificial; Nevoli oil; o-Aminobenzoic acid methyl ester; o-Carbomethoxyaniline; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aminobenzoic Acids

Description

Solid or pale yellow liquid with blue fluorescence; Odor of orange blossoms; mp = 23.8 deg C; [Hawley] Colorless to tan liquid with a grape odor; Exhibits light blue fluorescence; Sensitive to light and air; mp = 23.9-25 deg C; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Found in neroli, ylang-ylang, bergamot, other essential oils, and grape juice; [Merck Index] Used to make perfumes and flavors; Effectively tested as a non-toxic and non-lethal bird repellent; Can also be added to liquids to protect migratory birds from contaminated standing water; Registered with the EPA for use in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen, reproductive effector, and moderate skin irritant; Causes somnolence and coma in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe to use as a flavoring agent in food; ADI = 0-1.5 mg/kg; [JECFA] A skin irritant; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Included in list of "fragrance substances with negative human data, i.e. patch tests of patients with suspected contact allergy to fragrance ingredients which yielded negative results."; [ToxPlanet: EC: Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products (2011)] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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