Chemical Properties of 5-Methylsalicylic acid (CAS 89-56-5)

5-Methylsalicylic acid

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InChI Key
Molecular Weight1
Other Names
  • 2,5-Cresotic acid
  • 2-Hydroxy-5-methylbenzoic acid
  • 5-Methyl-2-hydroxybenzoic acid
  • 6-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzoic acid
  • 6-Hydroxy-m-toluic acid
  • Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-5-methyl-
  • NSC 38518
  • p-Cresotic acid
  • p-Cresotinic acid
  • p-Homosalicylic acid
  • «alpha»-Cresotinic acid

Physical Properties

Property Value Unit Source
Δf -301.10 kJ/mol Joback Calculated Property
Δfgas -425.51 kJ/mol Joback Calculated Property
Δfus 21.60 kJ/mol Joback Calculated Property
Δvap 72.78 kJ/mol Joback Calculated Property
logPoct/wat 1.40 Crippen Calculated Property
Pc 5359.18 kPa Joback Calculated Property
Tboil 640.77 K Joback Calculated Property
Tc 858.15 K Joback Calculated Property
Tfus 422.00 ± 4.00 K NIST
Vc 0.37 m3/kg-mol Joback Calculated Property

Temperature Dependent Properties

Property Value Unit Temperature (K) Source
Cp,gas 276.61 J/mol×K 640.77 Joback Calculated Property
η 0.00 Pa×s 640.77 Joback Calculated Property

Molecular Descriptors

Joback and Reid Groups
-CH3 1
=CH- (ring) 3
-OH (alcohol) 1
=C< (ring) 3
>C=O (nonring) 1
-OH (phenol) 1

Similar Compounds

Hydroxytoluic acid. Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-5-methyl-, methyl ester. 2-Methoxy-5-methylbenzoic acid. Benzoic acid, 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethyl-. 1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 4-hydroxy-, dimethyl ester. Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-. Benzoic acid, 5-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2-hydroxy-. Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-3-methyl-, methyl ester. 4-Hydroxy-3-methylbenzoic acid, methyl ester. 2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid. Benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy, trimethyl ester. Benzene-1,3-dicarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy, dimethyl ester. Benzoic acid, 2,6-dihydroxy-. 2,4,6-Trihydroxybenzoic acid. 2-Hydroxy-5-methylbenzaldehyde.

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