m-Cresotic Acid
Title: m-Cresotic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 50-85-1
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-4-methylbenzoic acid
Additional Names: 2,4-cresotic acid; m-homosalicylic acid; m-cresotinic acid; 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid; g-cresotic acid
Molecular Formula: C8H8O3
Molecular Weight: 152.15
Percent Composition: C 63.15%, H 5.30%, O 31.55%
Literature References: Prepn: Prelog et al., Helv. Chim. Acta 30, 675 (1947); Baine et al., J. Org. Chem. 19, 510 (1954); Hauptschein et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 77, 2284 (1955).
Properties: Crystals or leaflets, mp 177°; volatile with steam. Soly as of the o-acid.
Melting point: mp 177°
CAUTION: Toxicity is similar to salicylic acid, q.v.
Use: In manuf of dyes.

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