Nitrobenzoic acid

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3-Nitrobenzoic acid

Nitrobenzoic acids are derivatives of benzoic acid. Two are commercially important. They are about ten times more acidic than the parent benzoic acid.[1]

Nitrobenzoic acid[which?] can be prepared through the oxidation of styrene in boiling nitric acid.[2]

The salts and esters of nitrobenzoic acids are known as nitrobenzoates.


The three isomers of nitrobenzoic acid are:


  1. ^ Takao Maki, Kazuo Takeda "Benzoic Acid and Derivatives" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 2002, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a03_555
  2. ^ Everson, William (October 1949). "The Reactions of Monomeric Styrenes". Chemical Reviews. 45 (2): 183–345. doi:10.1021/cr60141a001.