BE009

Benzyl salicylate



FormulaMI NumberCAS NumberC.I.Number
C14H12O31160118-58-1


MI: Merck Index Number
CAS: Chemical Abstract Service Registry Number
C.I.: Chemical Index Number


Background

Benzyl salicylate is a thick liquid with a slight, pleasant odor. It is used as a fixative in perfumery.
Benzyl salicylate is prepared from sodium salicylate and benzyl chloride.




Synonyms

Benzyl salicylate
2-Hydroxybenzoic acid phenylmethyl ester
Salicylic acid benzyl ester


Uses

Detergents
Perfumes
Psoralens
Sunscreens
Tanning creams and lotions


Cross-Reactions




Unusual Reactions

Hyperpigmentation of the face


References

1. Imokawa, G. and M. Kawai, Differential hypermelanosis induced by allergic contact dermatitis. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 1987. 89(6): p. 540-6.
2. Hausen, B.M. and E. Wollenweber, Propolis allergy. (III). Sensitization studies with minor constituents. Contact Dermatitis, 1988. 19(4): p. 296-303.


This information originates from 


Trey Truett, MD

truettap@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu
.