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Sigma-Aldrich

3-Methylsalicylic acid

96.0%

Synonym(s):
2-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzoic acid, o-Cresotic acid
Linear Formula:
CH3C6H3(OH)CO2H
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
152.15
Beilstein:
2086811
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

assay

96.0%

mp

163-165 °C (lit.)

solubility

methanol: soluble 5%, clear to slightly hazy (colorlessto faint brown)

SMILES string

Cc1cccc(C(O)=O)c1O

InChI

1S/C8H8O3/c1-5-3-2-4-6(7(5)9)8(10)11/h2-4,9H,1H3,(H,10,11)

InChI key

WHSXTWFYRGOBGO-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

3-Methylsalicylic acid reacts with WOCl4 to yield tungsten(VI) oxo-salicylate complexes.

Application

3-Methylsalicylic acid was used in the synthesis of:
  • 8-methyl-2-thioxo-2,3-dihydro-4H-1,3-benzoxazin-4-one
  • 7-hydroxy-8-methyl-2-thioxo-2,3-dihydro-4H-1,3-benzoxazin-4-one
  • (R)-, (S)- and (RS)-hydroxymethylmexiletine

Packaging

100 g in poly bottle

Pictograms

CorrosionExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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