Agent Name

Hippuric acid

CAS Number

495-69-2

Formula

C9-H9-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Acetic acid, (benzoylamino)-; Acido ippurico [Italian]; Benzamidoacetic acid; Benzamidoessigsaeure; Benzoylaminoessigsaeure; Benzoylglycine; Glycine, N-benzoyl-; Hippursaeure; N-Benzoyl-glycin; N-Benzoylglycine; Phenylcarbonylaminoacetic acid; [ChemIDplus] Benzoylaminoacetic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Amino Carboxylic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in the urine of herbivorous animals and humans; [Merck Index]

Comments

The glycine conjugate of benzoic acid and a human metabolite of toluene; Has been measured in urine as an indicator of occupational exposure to toluene (in the absence of xylene and styrene exposure); [NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.62E-7 mm Hg

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