Phenolic | Wintergreen | Almond | Floral | Cananga
Methyl benzoate is used in flavourings. It is one of many compounds that is attractive to males of various species of orchid bees, who apparently gather the chemical to synthesize pheromones; it is commonly used as bait to attract and collect these bees for study.
Other name: benzoic acid methyl ester
Brand: Ambrosial - Fragrances of Heaven
Product Code: AMB-PI-MEBE
CAS Number: 93-58-3
Molecular Weight: 136.15016000
Formula: C8 H8 O2
Appearance: colorless clear liquid (est)
Specific Gravity: 1.08200 to 1.08900 @ 25.00 °C.
Flash Point: 181.00 °F. TCC ( 83.00 °C. )
Shelf Life: 24.00 month(s) or longer if stored properly.
paraffin oil, cloudy
water, 2100 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
non-discoloring in most media
Odor Strength: medium ,
recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
Substantivity: 4 hour(s) at 100.00 %
Odor Description: at 1.00 % in dipropylene glycol. phenolic wintergreen almond floral cananga