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Methyl Salicylate, Ethyl Salicylate, Glycol Salicylate

Chemical Formula: C8H8O3, C9H10NO3, and C9H10O4
Methyl Salicylate Ethyl Salicylate Glycol Salicylate

Synonyms

Oil of Wintergreen
Salicylic Acid, methyl ester
Methyl Sweet Birch Oil
Betula Oil

Description

Reddish or yellow liquid

Uses

Wintergreen is used as a flavoring in foods, beverages, drugs, and candies. It is also used as a perfume in root beer, and as an ultraviolet light absorber in cosmetics.

It is used as a pain reliever in liniments and ointments. It is a rubefacient, something that dilates blood vessels.

The most widely used salicylate is aspirin.


methyl salicylate: InChI=1/C8H8O3/c1-11-8(10)6-4-2-3-5-7(6)9/h2-5,9H,1H3


ethyl salicylate: InChI=1/C9H10O3/c1-2-12-9(11)7-5-3-4-6-8(7)10/h3-6,10H,2H2,1H3


glycol salicylate: InChI=1/C9H10O4/c10-5-6-13-9(12)7-3-1-2-4-8(7)11/h1-4,10-11H,5-6H2


butyl salicylate: InChI=1/C11H14O3/c1-2-3-8-14-11(13)9-6-4-5-7-10(9)12/h4-7,12H,2-3,8H2,1H3


By Simon Quellen Field

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