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Methyl benzoate
Methyl benzoate.svg
IUPAC name Methyl benzoate
CAS number 93-58-3
PubChem 7150
SMILES O=C(OC)c1ccccc1
Molecular formula C8H8O2
Molar mass 136.14 g mol-1
Density 1.0837 g/cm³
Melting point

-12.5 °C, 261 K, 10 °F

Boiling point

199.6 °C, 473 K, 391 °F

Refractive index (nD) 1.5164
MSDS ScienceLab MSDS
NFPA 704

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Flash point 82 °C
Related compounds
Related compounds Ethyl benzoate
Propyl benzoate
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Methyl benzoate is an organic compound. It has the chemical formula C6H5CO2CH3. It is a colorless liquid that is poorly soluble in water, but miscible with organic solvents.