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578-22-3 - 5-Hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid, 97% - 5-Hydroxy-o-toluic acid - H60774 - Alfa Aesar

H60774 5-Hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid, 97%

CAS Number
5-Hydroxy-o-toluic acid

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1g 47.50
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5-Hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Slightly soluble in water.


5-Hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid is used as a pharmaceutical intermediate.


Keep container tightly sealed. Store in refrigerated conditions. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

E. H. Charlesworth.; E. A. Dudley.; E. E. Nishizawa.; W. Radych. Phthalide Formation: III. Condensations With 5-Hydroxy-2-Methylbenzoic acid. Canadian Journal of Chemistry. 1954, 32 (10), 941-948.

Kathleen L. Londry.; Phillip M. Fedorak. Anaerobic degradation of 2-methylbenzoic acid by a methanogenic consortium. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 1993, 39 (8), 812-816.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H318-H315-H302-H335

Causes serious eye damage. Causes skin irritation. Harmful if swallowed. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P310-P362-P301+P312-P312-P405-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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