Methyl Salicylate

CAS#: 119-36-8

Synonyms: Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate; sweet birch oil; oil of wintergreen; gaultheria oil; betula oil.

Uses: Flavor in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, ordorant, perfumery, UV absorber in sunburn lotions.

Hazard: Harmful if swallowed, inhaled, absorbed through skin.  Vapor mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes, upper respiratory tract and skin.  Ingestion of relatively small amount causes severe poisoning and death.  Causes nausea, vomiting, acidosis,  pulmonary edema, pneumonia, convulsions and death.