Appearance: Colourless Aromatic Liquid having a strong, persistent and characteristic Odour.
Assay: 95.0% – 105.0%
Specific Gravity: 1.011 – 1.016
Refractive Index: 1.500 to 1.503
Acidity: 0.2 mgKOH/g maximum
Purity (Content of Methyl Salicylate): Minimum 99.0%
Uses: Its primary use is in sunscreens and other cosmetics to absorb UV-B rays from the sun, protecting the skin from damage.