methyl benzoate


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methyl benzoate

[′meth·əl ′ben·zə‚wāt]
(organic chemistry)
C6H25CO2CH3 Colorless, fragrant liquid boiling at 199°C; slightly soluble in alcohol and water, soluble in ether; used in perfumery and as a solvent. Also known as niobe oil.
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For example, in the reaction of methyl benzoate and three equivalents of isopropyl Grignard reagent, the desired diaklylated adduct yield was 32%.
He found methyl benzoate, as well as another volatile chemical, wafting away from the nectar.
For example, in snapdragons, one particular methyltransferase enzyme adds a methyl group (a central carbon hub bonded to three hydrogen atoms) to benzoic acid, producing methyl benzoate.