Aromatics, Pharmaceuticals, Intermediates & Fine Chemicals
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Methyl Salicylate is an organic ester that is commonly produced naturally by wintergreens. Plants that produce Methyl Salicylate utilize it as a anti-herbivore defense system. Methyl salicylate is also used in high concentrations as a rubefacient to treat joint and muscular pain. Methyl Slicylate is also used as a flavoring agent and often used to provide fragrance to products. This compound is a contaminant of emerging concern (CECs).