Oil of winter green and salol are the esters of:
(a) salicylic acid
(b) lactic acid
(c) acetic acid
(d) sulphanilic acid
(a) Phenyl salicylate is salon; methyl salicylate,etc.
Methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen or wintergreen oil) is an organic compound with the formula C6H4(OH)(CO2CH3). It is the methyl ester of salicylic acid. It is a colorless, viscous liquid with a sweet odor. It is produced by many species of plants, particularly wintergreens. It is also synthetically produced, used as a fragrance, in foods and beverages, and in liniments.