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


  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.