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Methyl Benzoate CAS 93-58-3

Molecular Formula: C8H8O2

Formula Weight: 136.15

ZSpharmac: Methyl Benzoate Supplier Manufacturers

Product Name: Methyl Benzoate
CAS No: 93-58-3
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name: Methyl Benzoate
Other Names: Benzoesαuremethylester
CAS: 93-58-3
Place of Origin: Shandong, China
Brand Name: ZSpharmac
Type: Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance: Clear Colorless to Pale Yellow Liquid
EINECS No.: 202-259-7
Storage: Store at +5°C to +30°C.
Provide: Methyl Benzoate MSDS;
Methyl Benzoate COA

What is Methyl Benzoate?

Methyl benzoate, also known as methyl benzoate, nioh oil, and so on, methyl benzoate is an anemic oily fluid with a fruity fragrance, it is a vital chemical basic material, soluble in methanol, ether, and so on, insoluble in water and also glycerin. In nature, methyl benzoate has a high material in numerous veggie sesame oils, which can be refined by rectification. Therefore, according to the national food safety standard GB28352-2012, methyl benzoate can be noted as a class of food additives. Methyl benzoate has a wide variety of uses. It can not only be made use of to prepare seasonings such as pineapple, strawberry, and cherry, however also can be widely utilized as a resources in natural synthesis and as a solvent.

Methyl Benzoate Property

Melting point 

-12 °C (lit.)

Boiling point 

198-199 °C (lit.)


1.088 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)

vapor density 

4.68 (vs air)

vapor pressure 

<1 mm Hg ( 20 °C)

refractive index 

n20/D 1.516(lit.)


181 °F

storage temp. 

Store at +5°C to +30°C.


ethanol: soluble60%, clear (1mL/4ml)




Clear colorless to pale yellow

Specific Gravity

1.087~1.095 (20℃)


at 1.00 % in dipropylene glycol. phenolic wintergreen almond floral cananga

Odor Type


explosive limit


Water Solubility 

<0.1 g/100 mL at 22.5 ºC

Methyl Benzoate Uses

As a preservative in food handling
Benzoic acid and methyl benzoate are naturally taking place compounds with reduced poisoning and low price, so they can be used as food preservatives and also pet feed additives. Nevertheless, benzoic acid has a good antiseptic effect just in its molecular state, as well as benzoic acid can only preserve its molecular state under acidic problems (pH: 2.5 ~ 5.0), which greatly minimizes its usage as a preservative extent. Methyl benzoate is a natural ester, and its effect is not limited by acid-base conditions (pH: 3.0 ~ 8.0). Therefore, by esterifying benzoic acid, its use as a preservative can be expanded. The solubility of methyl benzoate in aqueous remedy is low, normally methyl benzoate is reacted with NaOH to obtain sodium benzoate.

Utilized in seasonings, dyeing auxiliaries, organic solvents
As an oily liquid ester with a solid aromatic scent, methyl benzoate can be used alone as a seasoning with a solid fragrance of wintergreen oil and cananga oil, and can also be utilized to prepare artificial vital oils; it can be used to prepare strawberry, cherry, and so on. Food taste. Methyl benzoate can be hydrolyzed with lots of low-carbon alcohols under corresponding “potassium alcohol” problems to produce alcohol benzoate scents.

Additionally, methyl benzoate is also utilized as a dyeing aid for cellulose fibers, acrylonitrile fibers and polyester fibers, which aids the dyes to disperse when dyeing fibers, so that the dyeing result is much better. Methyl benzoate is likewise utilized as a solvent in the process of manufacturing material and rubber as a result of its good solubility, as well as a response medium and also therapy representative for some reactions.

Polyol benzoate plasticizer
Benzoic acid ester plasticizers can be separated into various kinds according to the distinction in chemical structure, such as benzoic acid esters, polyol esters, etc. Amongst them, the polyol benzoate plasticizer is obtained by transesterification of polyol and also methyl benzoate. It is primarily used in the manufacturing of polyvinyl chloride and plastic acetate plasticizers, and is commonly used in foam, plastic, rubber as well as other industries. Specifically ideal for PVC collection products as well as other items making use of plasticizers. Long-term practice has actually shown that this sort of plasticizer has high-speed liquifying capability for PVC, which significantly reduces the production time as well as considerably improves its performance.

Prep work of Benzaldehyde by Catalytic Hydrogenation
Benzaldehyde is commonly used in the manufacturing procedure of great chemical items such as medication, chemical and also dressing. The resources of benzaldehyde are primarily toluene chlorination hydrolysis and liquid-phase oxidation. Such production procedures are relatively backwards, causing serious environmental pollution, as well as the items have chlorine, which restricts its application in the field of great chemicals. And take methyl benzoate as resources to prepare benzaldehyde by catalytic hydrogenation technique, because it is easy to operate, does not have chlorine in the item, and is easier to cleanse, has obtained individuals’s interest in the last few years.

Synthesis of Methyl Benzoate

Synthesis of Benzoic Acid and also Methanol
Artificial methyl benzoate is to be raw material with benzoic acid as well as methyl alcohol, acquires methyl benzoate via the catalysis of acid stimulant, and also response equation is as received (1-1). This reaction belongs to the category of esterification response in natural synthesis. As a result, in the endothermic reaction procedure of its reversible equilibrium, the reaction price is significantly impacted by the temperature level and the catalytic effect of the driver, and the reaction temperature is restricted by methanol, generally just 70 ~ 90 ° C, so that the water generated by the response It exists in the system and also can not be gotten rid of. In order to raise its reaction price, people have actually likewise created a series of catalytic reaction modern technologies, along with chemical catalysis, there are physical catalysis and biocatalysis.

Chemical catalysis
The chemical catalysis approach is mainly to study the impact of numerous drivers on the catalytic effect of the reaction. In recent times, scientists have mostly targeted at establishing more effective and environmentally friendly drivers. Currently, there are mainly 5 kinds of stimulants, as displayed in Table 1-2.

The reason that the efficient rate of methyl benzoate can not remain to improve mostly is: temperature level of reaction is reduced, is normally all less than the boiling point temperature of water, and under this problem, the water that creates can not be efficiently removed, as well as esterification is relatively easy to fix For that reason, the reaction that generates water will seriously limit the progress of the response, as well as the addition of the driver just minimizes the activation energy of the response, thereby enhancing the price of the reaction, and it is not likely to realize the full esterification of p-benzoic acid.

Physical catalysis
The techniques of physical catalysis are mostly reported in the literature as ultrasonic catalysis and microwave catalysis. Research studies have shown that although microwave radiation can increase the price of esterification, it still can not totally replace the catalytic impact of the driver. Using conventional acid drivers is still an excellent way to boost the reaction rate.

Making use of biological enzymes as stimulants has the advantages of high reactivity and mild response problems. Specifically in food processing, enzymes can be utilized to ferment esters. Utilized in the pharmaceutical industry, it can manufacture prescription antibiotics and also fat esters, and so on. Nonetheless, such catalysts are prone to deactivation and inadequate universality. The result of this method artificial methyl benzoate is very low, is primarily relevant to fine chemical sectors such as food, flavors, is not suitable for massive industrial manufacturing.

Synthesis technique of acetophenone and dimethyl carbonate
Dimethyl carbonate includes active teams carbonyl, methoxy, etc, to make sure that it can react chemically with acids, esters, alcohols, and so on, and afterwards produce different great organic chemicals. Wu et al. reported that strong base catalyzed dicarbonate The reaction of methyl ester with acetophenone to prepare methyl benzoate.

Synthesis of Benzyl Alcohol and also Methanol
At present, along with acid-catalyzed esterification to synthesize esters as well as transesterification to manufacture esters, according to the various reactants in the response, individuals also study the oxidative synthesis of alcohol-aldehyde synthesis, alcohol-acid synthesis and alcohol-alcohol synthesis.

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Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


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