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

CAS Number
5-Hydroxy-o-toluic acid

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H60774-03 1g 51.10
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5-Hydroxy-2-methylbenzoic acid, 97%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold.
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: H302-H315-H318-H335

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

Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P312-P330-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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