o-Cresotic Acid
Title: o-Cresotic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 83-40-9
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzoic acid
Additional Names: 2,3-cresotic acid; o-homosalicylic acid; o-cresotinic acid; 2-hydroxy-m-toluic acid; 3-methylsalicylic acid
Molecular Formula: C8H8O3
Molecular Weight: 152.15
Percent Composition: C 63.15%, H 5.30%, O 31.55%
Literature References: Prepn: Baine et al., J. Org. Chem. 19, 510 (1954); Jones, Chem. Ind. (London) 1958, 228; Blicke, McCarty, J. Org. Chem. 24, 1061 (1959); Wessely et al., Ber. 93, 2840 (1960).
Properties: White to slightly reddish, odorless cystals, mp 165-166°; volatile with steam. Slightly sol in cold, more sol in hot water; sol in chloroform, alcohol, ether, alkali hydroxides.
Melting point: mp 165-166°
CAUTION: Toxicity is similar to salicylic acid.
Use: In manuf of dyes.

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