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2-Chlorotoluene is used for permanganate oxidation to give o-chlorobenzoic acid. It is used in the preparation of 3-chloro-4-methylcatechol and 4-chloro-3-methylcatechol.
Daniel Dobslaw; Karl-Heinrich Engesser. Degradation of 2-chlorotoluene by Rhodococcus sp. OCT 10. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 2012, 93, 2205-2214.
Katrin Pollmann; Victor Wray and Dietmar H. Pieper. Chloromethylmuconolactones as Critical Metabolites in the Degradation of Chloromethylcatechols: Recalcitrance of 2-Chlorotoluene. Journal of Bacteriology. 2005, 187, (7), 2332-2340.
For permanganate oxidation to give o-chlorobenzoic acid, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 2, 135 (1943).
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