Agent Name

o-Toluic acid

CAS Number

118-90-1

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Toluic acid; 2-Methylbenzoic acid; o-Methylbenzoic acid; o-Toluylic acid; Orthotoluic acid; Benzoic acid, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] ortho-Toluic acid; [CAMEO]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Pale yellow or off-white solid; [CAMEO] White to pale cream crystalline powder with an aromatic odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bacteriostat; [NTP]

Comments

Causes rigidity or spasticity in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 422 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and eye irritant; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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