3'-Methylphthalanilic Acid
Title: 3¢-Methylphthalanilic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 85-72-3
CAS Name: 2-[[(3-Methylphenyl)amino]carbonyl]benzoic acid
Additional Names: N-m-tolylphthalamic acid
Trademarks: Duraset; Duraset 20W; Tomaset
Molecular Formula: C15H13NO3
Molecular Weight: 255.27
Percent Composition: C 70.58%, H 5.13%, N 5.49%, O 18.80%
Literature References: Preparation: Smith, Hoffmann, US 2556665 (1951 to U.S. Rubber).
Properties: Crystals, mp 149-151°. Slightly sol in water; sol in polar solvents with rapid decompn to the imide.
Melting point: mp 149-151°
CAUTION: On ingestion is hydrolyzed to produce m-toluidine. This may cause kidney injury, anemia, methemoglobinemia.
Use: As a fruit set, i.e. to prevent premature drop of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, and of certain vegetable crops, such as tomatoes and peppers. Antishock treatment for plants.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.

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