Agent Name

2-Methoxybenzoic acid

CAS Number

579-75-9

Formula

C8-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Anisic acid; Kyselina 2-methoxybenzoova [Czech]; o-Methoxybenzoic acid; O-Methylsalicylic acid; Salicylic acid methyl ether; Benzoic acid, 2-methoxy-; o-Anisic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes excitement and muscle contraction or spasticity in intravenous and intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats (intravenous LDLo = 2,750 mg/kg); [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Benzoic acid." See "Anisole."

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