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Methyl benzoate is an organic, limpid, clear liquid with a faint characteristic odour.
Its freezing point is -14.5 °C and its boiling point is 199.5 °C.
The kinematic viscosity of the substance is 1.33 mm2/s at 40°C and 1.90 mm2/s at 20°C.
The substance has a relative density of 1.0878, a water solubility of 1.9 g/L and a log Kow of 2.24 at 20 °C.
The vapour pressure is 50.7 Pa at 25 °C.
The flash point of the substance at 1013 hPa is 77 °C and the auto-ignition temperature is 542 ± 5 °C at standard atmospheric pressure.
Methyl benzoate is non-flammable, non-explosive and non-oxidising.