Agent Name

3-Methylsalicylic acid

CAS Number

83-40-9

Formula

C8-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3-Cresotinic acid; 2-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzoic acid; 2-Hydroxy-m-toluic acid; 3 MS; 3-Methyl-2-hydroxybenzoic acid; 3-Methylsalicylsaeure; 3-MS; Acide hydroxytoluique [INN-French]; Acido hidroxitoluico [INN-Spanish]; Acido ortocresotinico [Italian]; Acidum hydroxitoluicum; Acidum hydroxytoluicum [INN-Latin]; Cresotic acid; Cresotinic acid; Homosalicylic acid; Hydroxytoluic acid; Hydroxytoluylsaeure; o-Cresotic acid; o-Cresotinic acid; o-Homosalicylic acid; 2,3-Cresotic acid; Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-3-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

White to slightly reddish odorless solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dyes; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Salicylic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.14E-5 mm Hg

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