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Endpoint:
melting point/freezing point
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Justification for type of information:
Data from handbook & authorative databases
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
other: As mention below
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Determine melting point of 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid
GLP compliance:
no
Type of method:
other: Not specified
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Name of test material : 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid (m cresotic acid)
Molecular formula :C8H8O3
Molecular weight :152.148 g/mol
Smiles notation :Cc1ccc(c(c1)O)C(=O)O
InChl :1S/C8H8O3/c1-5-2-3-6(8(10)11)7(9)4-5/h2-4,9H,1H3,(H,10,11)
Substance Type: Organic
Physical State: Solid
Key result
Melting / freezing pt.:
177 °C
Decomposition:
no
Sublimation:
no
Remarks on result:
other: No other detail available
Conclusions:
Melting point of 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid is determined to be 177 Deg C.
Executive summary:

Based on available data from various reliable sources such as authoritative databases and handbooks, the Melting point of 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid is determined to be 177 Deg C.

Description of key information

Melting point of 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid is determined to be 177 Deg C.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Melting / freezing point at 101 325 Pa:
177 °C

Additional information

Based on available data from various reliable sources such as authoritative databases and handbooks, the Melting point of 2-hydroxy-p-toluic acid is determined to be 177 Deg C.

Other supporting data from handbooks and authoritative database, also supported the selected key study and exhibited the melting point of 2 -hydroxy-p-toluic acid as 177.8  Deg C and 173 °C-177 °C respectively, closer to the experimental key value.