Salicylic acid ethyl ester is of interest only in so far as it finds application in perfumery. In volatile oils it has not yet been found. It is a colorless liquid, the odor of which is more faint than that of wintergreen. Perkin3) records the following properties:
B. p. 233,5 to 234,0° (corr.); d15.1,1372.
Schimmel & Co. found:
B. p. 234 to 235° (743 mm.), 91° (5 mm.); d15.1,1352; aD + 0°; nD20. 1,52338; soluble in 4 vol. of 80 p. c. alcohol.
When strongly cooled it can be made to congeal and then melts at + 1,3o. 4)