3-Hydroxybenzoic acid

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3-Hydroxybenzoic acid
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Names
IUPAC name
3-Hydroxybenzoic acid
Other names
m-Hydroxybenzoic acid
meta-Hydroxybenzoic acid
3-Carboxyphenol
m-Salicylic acid
Identifiers
99-06-9 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:30764 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL65369 YesY
ChemSpider 7142 YesY
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PubChem 7420
Properties
C7H6O3
Molar mass 138.12 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

3-Hydroxybenzoic acid is a monohydroxybenzoic acid.

Natural occurrences[edit]

3-Hydroxybenzoic acid is a component of castoreum, the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the European beaver (Castor fiber), used in perfumery.

It can also be formed by a Pseudomonas species from 3-chlorobenzoic acid.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ H.W. Johnston, G.G. Briggs and M. Alexander (1972). "Metabolism of 3-chlorobenzoic acid by a pseudomonad". Soil Biology and Biochemistry 4 (2): 187–190. doi:10.1016/0038-0717(72)90010-7.