2-(p-Toluyl)benzoic Acid
Title: 2-(p-Toluyl)benzoic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 85-55-2
Additional Names: p-Toluyl-o-benzoic acid; 4¢-methylbenzophenone-2-carboxylic acid
Molecular Formula: C15H12O3
Molecular Weight: 240.25
Percent Composition: C 74.99%, H 5.03%, O 19.98%
Literature References: Prepd from phthalic anhydride and toluene in the presence of aluminum chloride: Friedel, Crafts, Ann. Chim. Phys. [6] 14, 447 (1888); Fieser, Org. Synth. 4, 73 (1925).
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Properties: Triclinic pinacoidal crystals from alcohol. Sweet taste. Becomes anhydr at 100°, then melts at 146°. Slightly sol in boiling water; freely sol in alcohol, benzene, ether, acetone, boiling toluene.
Derivative Type: Methyl ester
Molecular Formula: C16H14O3
Molecular Weight: 254.28
Percent Composition: C 75.57%, H 5.55%, O 18.88%
Properties: Plates from methanol, mp 53°. Soluble in alcohol, benzene.
Melting point: mp 53°

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