p-Cresotic Acid
Title: p-Cresotic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 89-56-5
CAS Name: 2-Hydroxy-5-methylbenzoic acid
Additional Names: 2,5-cresotic acid; p-homosalicylic acid; p-cresotinic acid; 6-hydroxy-m-toluic acid
Molecular Formula: C8H8O3
Molecular Weight: 152.15
Percent Composition: C 63.15%, H 5.30%, O 31.55%
Literature References: Prepn: Cameron et al., J. Org. Chem. 15, 233 (1950); Baine et al., ibid. 19, 510 (1954); Thomas et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 80, 5864 (1958); Blicke, McCarty, J. Org. Chem. 24, 1061 (1959).
Properties: White or slightly reddish, almost odorless crystals, mp 151°. Volatile with steam. Sublimes with partial decompn. Soly as of the o-acid.
Melting point: mp 151°
CAUTION: Toxicity is similar to salicylic acid.

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