3 Methoxybenzoic Acid (M-Anisic Acid)
Application: 3-Methoxybenzoic acid is used in the synthesis and characterization of 3-methoxybenzoates of europium (III) and gadolinium (III). It is used in conversion of aromatic carboxylic acids into methyl esters and reduction to the corresponding primary alcohols using a sodium borohydride. 3-Methoxybenzoic acid is an important intermediate in the synthesis of natural products.
Beilstein Registry Number:
170-172 °C/10 mmHg(lit.)
105-107 °C (lit.)
95% ethanol: soluble 50 mg/mL, clear, colorless to faintly yellow
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.