Methyl nicotinate is an aromatic carboxylic acid derivative and a member of pyridines. Chemically, it is a methyl ester of Niacin. It is a natural product found in Chaenomeles speciosa, Coffea arabica, and other organisms. It exhibits rubefacient trait through it’s property of causing peripheral vasodilation.
|Name of Product||Methyl Nicotinate|
|IUPAC Name||methyl pyridine-3-carboxylate|
|Synonyms||methyl pyridine-3-carboxylate; Nikomet; Nicotinic acid methyl ester; 3-(Methoxycarbonyl)pyridine; Nicometh; nicotinato de metila; nicotinato di metile; nicotinato de metilo; nicotinate de méthyle|
|Molecular Weight||137.14 g/mol|
|1||Appearance (Form)||Powder or crystals (possibly with chunks)|
|2||Appearance (Colour)||White to faint yellow|
|3||Solubility|| Soluble in water at 20°C 48 g/L.
Soluble in alcohol, chloroform and ethyl acetate.
Some of the common side effects associated with use of methyl nicotinate include gastrointestinal and urinary tract problems, as well as dermatological problems of flushing, itching and rash.