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Methyl salicylate: Quiz


Question 1: Methyl salicylate is one of several antiseptic ingredients in ________ mouthwash produced by the Johnson & Johnson company.

Question 2:
What is the chemical name of Methyl salicylate (IUPAC)
3-amino-4-hydroxybenzoic acid methyl ester
Phenyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate

Question 3: Methyl salicylate can be produced by esterifying salicylic acid with ________.
Propan-1-olAcetic acidIsopropyl alcoholMethanol

Question 4: [1] Aside from its toxicity, methyl salicylate may also be used by plants as a ________ to warn other plants of pathogens such as tobacco mosaic virus.
OlfactionSexual intercourseInsectPheromone

Question 5: Methyl salicylate is also used as a simulant or surrogate for the research and investigation of the chemical warfare agent, ________ due to its similar chemical and physical properties.
ChlorinePhosgeneSarinSulfur mustard

Question 6: Methyl salicylate is added in small amounts to ________ to lower its freezing point while travelling in cold countries.
Hydrogen peroxideOxygenEthanolAcetic acid

Question 7: [3] It is also used to provide ________ to various products and as an odor masking agent for some organophosphate pesticides.
BasilPerfumeEssential oilAroma compound

Question 8: Plants containing methyl salicylate produce this organic ester (a combination of an organic acid with an ________) most likely as an anti-herbivore defense.

Question 9: Methyl salicylate, though its source plants are not true mints, is also used as a mint in some kinds of ________ and candy, as an alternative to the more common peppermint and spearmint oils.
Chewing gumAspartameXylitolSugar substitute

Question 10: This effect can be observed by crushing wintergreen ________ candy in a dark room.
Wm. Wrigley Jr. CompanyAltoidsExtra (gum)Life Savers

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