IUPAC name : methyl 2-aminobenzoate
Other names : MA, methyl 2-aminobenzoate or carbomethoxyaniline
Organoleptic : chocolate; grape; grapefruit; jasmine; lemon; lime; musty; herbaceous; fruity; floral; citrus; strawberry; sweet; coffee; medicinal
CAS # : 134-20-3
Molecular formula C8H9NO2
Molar mass 151.165
Melting point 24 °C
Boiling point 256 °C
Flash point 104 °C
appearence pale yellow to dark yellow clear liquid to solid
Odor Fruity, Grape, Floral
It is a clear to pale yellow liquid and shows a light blue fluorescence. It is very slightly soluble in water, and soluble in ethanol and propylene glycol. It is insoluble in paraffin oil and glycerol. It is combustible, at full concentration, it has fruity grape smell; at 25 ppm it has sweet fruity concord grape like smell with a musty and berry nuance.
Characteristics and Application :
Methyl anthranilate is an ester of anthranilic acid.
Methyl anthranilate acts as a bird repellent. It is food-grade and can be used to protect corn, sunflowers, rice, fruit, and golf courses. Dimethyl anthranilate (DMA) has a similar effect. It is also used for the flavor of grape KoolAid.
Legend has it that a German scientist created this chemical by accident while mixing unstable chemicals in his lab. Soon, the lab was filled with the enticing scent of grapes. Methyl anthranilate is considered one of the first artificial flavors.
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