o-Aminobenzoic Acid
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Title: o-Aminobenzoic Acid
CAS Registry Number: 118-92-3
CAS Name: 2-Aminobenzoic acid
Additional Names: anthranilic acid
Molecular Formula: C7H7NO2
Molecular Weight: 137.14
Percent Composition: C 61.31%, H 5.14%, N 10.21%, O 23.33%
Literature References: Found to be the same as vitamin L1: Nakahara et al., Sci. Papers Inst. Phys. Chem. Res. Jpn. (Tokyo) 42, 39 (1945), C.A. 41, 6317d (1947). See also Vitamins L. Prepd by reduction of o-nitrobenzoic acid: Neilson et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1962, 371. Purification: Sugihara, Newman, J. Org. Chem. 21, 1445 (1956).
Properties: White to pale yellow, cryst powder; sweetish taste. mp 144-146°. Sparingly sol in cold, freely in hot water, alcohol, ether. The solns in alcohol or ether and particularly in glycerol exhibit an amethyst fluorescence.
Melting point: mp 144-146°
Therap-Cat-Vet: The cadmium salt has been used as an ascaricide in swine.

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