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22.9.2019

Data bank of environmental properties of chemicals


Chemical
3-methylbenzoic acid
CAS-number :
99-04-7
 
Synonyms :
m-toluic acid
m-toluylic acid
 
Sumformula of the chemical :
C8H8O2
EINECS-number :
2027239
 
Uses :
Organic synthesis, to form N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide, a
broad-spectrum insect repellent.
 
State and appearance :
White to yellowish crystals
 
Spesicif gravity (water=1) :
1.0543 
 
Melting point, °C :
109 
 
Boiling point, °C :
263 
 
pKa :
4.27  Sangster 1989
 
Log octanol/water coefficient, log Pow :
2.37  ANON 1986
2.37  Sangster 1989
 
Other physicochemical properties :
Slightly soluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether.

Combustible.

References
2283Anon.1986a. Evaluation of the OECD laboratory intercomparison testing on the determination of the partition coefficient n-octanol-water by reverse phase HPLC. Report. Fraunhofer-Institut für Umweltchemie und Ökotoxikologie.
3104Sangster, J. 1989. Octanol-water partition coefficients of simple organic compounds. J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, Vol 18, No. 3: 1111 - 1229.

 
 
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