Methyl Salicylate
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  • Methyl salicylate has a fragrant, minty smell that has made it a favorite flavoring in candies. It is also the major constituent of oil of wintergreen, making up over 90% of the essential oil from the wintergreen plant
  • Methyl salicylate is a liquid at room temperature and is relatively insoluble in water. It is also quite toxic
  • Most methyl salicylate used in foods is made synthetically, a cheaper process than its extraction from wintergreen leaves or sweet birch bark
  • Methyl salicylate (MS) is used as a fragrance and flavoring agent but is lethal at sufficient doses and is teratogenic in rodents.
  • Methyl salicylate is manufactured from the steam distillation of macerated leaves from the low growing plant, Gaultheria procumbens Lime. or from the bark of Betula lenta (Sweet Birch).
  • Methyl salicylate can also be derived synthetically, and this synthetic variety of methyl salicylate is considered to be structurally and functionally equivalent to the naturally occurring Oil of Wintergreen
  • The pesticidal uses of methyl salicylate include vertebrate repellent
    on terrestrial and greenhouse food crops and as an insect repellent when incorporated into a coating on the internal and outer surfaces
    of cartons used to store consumer products like human and pet foods, animal feeds and nonfood items such as clothing and textiles.
  • Methyl Salicylate
  • A simple synthesis of methyl salicylate
  • Synthesis of Salicylic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Esterification and Odors of Esters
  • Esterification of Salicylic Acid
  • Wintergreen
  • Wintergreen Oil

Gaultheria procumbens

  • Gaultheria fragrantissima
  • Woody Oil bearing Plant
  • Cultivation Notes
  • Polygala paniculata: a source of methyl salicylate produced through plant tissue culture
  • Birch Cultivation Notes
  • Direct organogenesis from leaf and internode explants of
    in vitro raised wintergreen plant


  • Synthesis - Methyl Salicylicate
  • Synthesis of Oil of Wintergreen
  • Synthesis of Methyl Salicylate from Aspirin
  • Preparation of Methyl Salicylate

Project Information

  • Project Brief
  • Distillation equipment suppliers
  • Equipments suppliers to Essential Oil Industry




  • Major applications

  • Anti freeze Solution

  • Pesticidal Composition

  • Chinese Remedy

  • Application in Agriculture

Technology Reports
  • Extraction of Essential oil using steam distillation
  • Steam Distillation of Methyl Salicylate (Oil of Wintergreen); Hydrolysis of an Ester
  • The preparation of methyl benzoate and methyl
    salicylate on silica gel column
  • A thermal analysis study of methyl salicylate
  • Extraction Technologies for Medicinal Plants
  • Distillation Plant Design
  • Organic Synthesis
  • Liquid chromatographic (RPLC) method
  • The design and construction of transcriptional devices
  • Saliclates
  • Methyl Paraben - patent

Market Details

  • Reregistration Eligiblity Document - Methyl Salicylate
  • Manufacturer - wintergreen oil
  • Company - wintergreen oil
  • Company - wintergreen oil
  • Nepal Industry

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