3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||152.149 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||184 °C (363 °F; 457 K) (sublimation)|
|Boiling point||275 to 280 °C (527 to 536 °F; 548 to 553 K)|
|1 part per 2500|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
p-Anisic acid, also known as 4-methoxybenzoic acid or draconic acid, is one of the isomers of anisic acid. The term "anisic acid" often refers to this form specifically.
p-Anisic acid is found naturally in anise.
It is a white crystalline solid which is insoluble in water, highly soluble in alcohols and soluble in ether, and ethyl acetate.
p-Anisic acid has antiseptic properties. It is also used as an intermediate in the preparation of more complex organic compounds.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 696