Title: o-Toluamide
CAS Registry Number: 527-85-5
CAS Name: 2-Methylbenzamide
Molecular Formula: C8H9NO
Molecular Weight: 135.16
Percent Composition: C 71.09%, H 6.71%, N 10.36%, O 11.84%
Literature References: Prepd by reacting o-tolunitrile, hydrogen peroxide, 95% alcohol, and sodium hydroxide at 40-50°: Noller, Org. Synth. coll. vol. II, 586 (1943). Also prepared by reacting the nitrile with boron fluoride in dil acetic acid: Hauser, Hoffenberg, J. Org. Chem. 20, 1448 (1955).
Properties: Crystals from water, mp 144-145°. Very sol in alcohol, hot water, concd HCl, less sol in ether. Sparingly sol in benzene. Practically insol in cold water. Explosive. Keep away from open flame.
Melting point: mp 144-145°

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