|Preferred IUPAC name
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||188.182 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||222 °C (432 °F; 495 K)|
|H302, H312, H317, H319, H361, H371, H412|
|P201, P202, P260, P261, P264, P270, P272, P273, P280, P281, P301+P312, P302+P352, P305+P351+P338, P308+P313, P309+P311, P312, P321, P322, P330, P333+P313, P337+P313, P363, P405, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
3-Hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid is an organic compound with the formula C10H6(OH)(CO2H). It is one of the several carboxylic acids derived from 2-naphthol. It is a common precursor to azo dyes and pigments. It is prepared by carboxylation of 2-naphthol via the Kolbe–Schmitt reaction.
3-Hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid is a precursor to many anilides, such as Naphthol AS, which are reactive toward diazonium salts to give deeply colored azo compounds. Azo coupling of 3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid gives many dyes as well.
- ^ Gerald Booth (2005). "Naphthalene Derivatives". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH. doi:10.1002/14356007.a17_009..