Methyl 4 Tert Butyl Benzoate CAS 26537-19-9

A compound summary of methyl 4 Tert butyl benzoate CAS 26537-19-9

Posted on: February 2, 2022

Methyl 4 tert butyl benzoate CAS 26537-19-9 is a clear colorless liquified solution which is produced by the process of esterification of p-tert butyl benzoic acid that is later used as a necessary ingredient in products related to the personal care industry.

Methyl 4-tert-butylbenzoate’s linear chemical formula is (CH3)3CC6H4CO2CH3 and it’s unique numerical identifier assigned by the chemical abstracts service CAS is 26537-19-9.

The boiling point of Methyl 4 tert butylbenzoate (PTBMB) is 122-124 degree celsius. The molecular weight of the product is 192.25. The density of Methyl 4 tert butylbenzoate CAS 26537-19-9 is 0.995 g/ ml at 25 degree celsius ). The refractive index for Methyl 4 tert butylbenzoate is 1.51.Methyl 4 tert butyl benzoate forms a homogenous mixture with ethanol and moderately soluble in water.

PTBMB or Methyl 4 tert butyl benzoate is an intermediate to manufacture the popular UV A blocker – Avobenzone, a key ingredient in the personal care industry. Avobenzone is manufactured by the condensation of PTBMB with 4-methoxyacetophenone. This specific condensation reaction is called Claisen condensation.

Avobenzone helps block UVA I, UVA II; it is also used in sunscreens, hair care products, shampoos, and skincare products. Application of avobenzone can be seen in the production of PVC heat stabilizers as well as an additive for cutting oil.

The flashpoint of PTBMB is 132.5 degrees celsius which means Methyl 4 tert butylbenzoate can get vaporized at its low-temperature point to form an ignitable mixture in air.

Based on the Globally harmonized system of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS) Hazard statements, Methyl 4 tert butyl benzoate is labeled as H302 + H312 + H332 which stands for harmful if swallowed, in contact with skin, or if inhaled. For protection do use personal protective equipment including dust mask type N95, eyeshields, and gloves.

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