Methyl Anthranilate

Methyl Anthranilate, also known as MA, Methyl 2-Aminobenzoate, or Carbomethoxyaniline, is an ester of anthranilic acid. It naturally occurs in Concord grapes and other Vitis labrusca grapes. It is industially prepared by transesterification of methyl caproaminobenzoate and menthol.

It appears brown or pale yellow colorless liquids with orange and grape like odor.

Methyl anthranilate is mainly used in cosmetics and fragrance formulation.

Substance Identification

Synonyms Methyl 2-aminobenzoate | 2-Aminobenzoic acid methyl ester | Neroli oil, artificial
CAS 134-20-3
EINECS 205-132-4
FEMA 2682
HS.CODE 290600
Molecular Formula C8H9NO2
Moleclar Weight 151.165

Application & Uses

  • used in all kinds of fruit flavors, such as berries, melon, honey, citrus, lemon, strawberry and pineapple
  • used in the fragrance formulation of daily commodities
  • used as essential raw materials for the preparation of artificial orange oil
  • mainly used as sun screener in cosmetics
  • used as bird repellent to protect corn, sunflowers, rice, fruit, and golf courses

Features & Benefits

  • Solubility:
    • Soluble in alcohol, dipropylene glycol, fixed oils, propylene glycol;
    • Insoluble in paraffin oil

Sales Specification

Appearance Brown or pale yellow colorless liquids
Odor Sweet, fruity, concord grape
Specific Gravity, @25.00 °C 1.16100 to 1.16900
Refractive Index, @20.00 °C 1.57900 to 1.59200
Purity, % 98 min
LD50 oral, rat 2910mg/kg
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5gm/kg min


  •  Drum, 230kg net each

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GHS Hazard Statements

H-Code H303/319/401
P-Code P264/273/280
Response P305+P351+P338 P312 P337+P313
Storage No data available
Disposal P501
UN Number: S-phrases: S26-S36-S37/39 | R-phrases: R36/37/38


  • flammable materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room
  • ground all equipment containing material
  • keep away from heat
  • keep away from sources of ignition
  • keep container tightly closed
  • keep in a cool, well-ventilated place


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