Benzyl Salicylate


Fresh sweet balsam, clean, slight herbal note. a must have in oriental perfumes. very good fixative, sweet-floral, spicy, balsamic, slightly phenolic, azalea, gillyflower, ylang ylang, narcissus.

General Information

NameSalicylic acid, benzyl ester
CategoryAromatic Compound
IUPAC Namebenzyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
CAS Number118-58-1
Molecular Weight228.24 g/mol
Canonical SMILESC1=CC=C(C=C1)COC(=O)C2=CC=CC=C2O

Organoleptic Properties

Odor Family
Odor Strength
Odor DescriptionBalsamic, Clean, Floral, Herbal, Oily, Sweet
Substantivity400 hours at 100%

Physical Properties

AppearanceColorless to pale yellow clear oily liquid to solid (est)
Specific Gravity1.173 to 1.181 @ 25 °C.
Pounds per Gallon9.761 to 9.827
Refractive Index1.579 to 1.583 @ 20 °C.
Vapor Pressure0.00017 mmHg @ 25 °C. (est)
Boiling Point208 °C. @ 26 mm Hg
Flash Point356 °F. TCC ( 180 °C. )
Congealing Point23 °C.
Melting Point22 to 25 °C. @ 760 mm Hg
Acid Value1 max. KOH/g
Shelf Life24 months if stored properly
StorageStore in cool, dry place in tightly sealed containers, protected from heat and light.
Soluble inDeluent for candle fragrances
Ethyl alcohol, 9 vol. 90% alcohol
Fixed oils, most fixed oils
Isopropyl myristate
Paraffin oil
Water, 24.59 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble inWater
Propylene glycol


CategoryFlavor and fragrance agents
Critical EffectDermal sensitization
Usage limits in the finished product
Cat. 1Category 1:1.3 %
Cat. 2Category 2:0.39 %
Cat. 3Category 3:7.8 %
Cat. 4Category 4:7.3 %
Cat. 5ACategory 5A:1.9 %
Cat. 5BCategory 5B:1.9 %
Cat. 5CCategory 5C:1.9 %
Cat. 5DCategory 5D:1.9 %
Cat. 6Category 6:4.3 %
Cat. 7ACategory 7A:15.00 %
Cat. 7BCategory 7B:15.00 %
Cat. 8Category 8:0.77 %
Cat. 9Category 9:14.00 %
Cat. 10ACategory 10A:51.00 %
Cat. 10BCategory 10B:51.00 %
Cat. 11ACategory 11A:28.00 %
Cat. 11BCategory 11B:28.00 %
Cat. 12Category 12:No Restriction

Safety Information

PictogramsGHS07: HarmfulGHS08: Health Hazard
Hazard StatementH317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction
H319 - Causes serious eye irritation
H371 - May cause damage to organs
H401 - Toxic to aquatic life
Precautionary StatementP260 - Do not breathe dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 - Wash … thoroughly after handling
P270 - Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
P272 - Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace
P273 - Avoid release to the environment
P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection
P302 + 352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/…
P305 + 351 + 338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing
P321 - Specific treatment (see … on this label)
P333 + 313 - If skin irritation or a rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention
P337 + 313 - If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention
P363 - Wash contaminated clothing before reuse
P405 - Store locked up
P501 - Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
R-phrasesR36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
R43 - May cause sensitisation by skin contact
S-phrasesS2 - Keep out of the reach of children
S24 - Avoid contact with skin
S26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
S36 - Wear suitable protective clothing
Europe Standard HazardXi - Irritant


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