o-Toluic acid

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o-Toluic acid[1]
Skeletal formula of o-toluic acid
Ball-and-stick model of the l-toluic acid molecule
Other names
ortho-toluic acid
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ChEMBL ChEMBL114957 YesY
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PubChem 8373
Molar mass 136.2 g/mol
Density 1.06 g/cm3
Melting point 104 to 105 °C (219 to 221 °F; 377 to 378 K)
Boiling point 259 °C (498 °F; 532 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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o-Toluic acid, also 2-methylbenzoic acid, is an aromatic carboxylic acid, with formula (CH3)C6H4(COOH). It is an isomer of p-toluic acid and m-toluic acid. When purified and recrystallized, o-toluic acid forms needle-shaped crystals. o-Toluic acid was first noticed by Sir William Ramsay, credited discoverer of the noble gases and winner of the 1904 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.