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An ester used as medicine is

Option: 1


Option: 2

Methyl acetate

Option: 3

Phenyl Salicylate


Option: 4

Ethyl benzoate

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Option C is correct

Phenyl salicylate is a multi-purpose medicine. It is an analgesic a pain reliever, an antiseptic having an antibacterial effect and it is also an antipyretic drug used for the treatment of fever.

Phenyl salicylate an organic compound is a white-solid compound it is also used in sunscreen its formula is C6H5O2C6H4OH. The other name used for it is salol. It is formed by heating salicylic acid with phenol. It is also called a 2-hydroxybenzoic acid phenyl ester.


Option (A) Acetyl phenol the phenylacetate is an organic compound it is a phenol ester. Its stereochemistry is achiral, it shows No optical activity. It is a metabolite of certain drugs.

Option (B) Methyl acetate is a polar aprotic solvent. It is used as a solvent in paint removers, It is an adhesive and sealant.

Option (D) It is a volatile ester. It is formed by the condensation of benzoic acid and ethanol. It is a flavouring agent, a fragrance and a volatile oil component. It is found in alcoholic beverages and various fruits.

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