Chemical Properties of 2-Hydroxy-4-methylbenzoic acid (CAS 50-85-1)

2-Hydroxy-4-methylbenzoic acid

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InChI Key
Molecular Weight1
Other Names
  • 2,4-Cresotic acid
  • 2-Hydroxy-p-toluic acid
  • 4-Methyl-2-hydroxybenzoic acid
  • 4-Methylsalicylic acid
  • Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-4-methyl-
  • NSC 16634
  • m-Cresotic acid
  • m-Cresotinic acid
  • m-Homosalicylic acid
  • «gamma»-Cresotic 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 1.399 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 446.00 ± 4.00 K NIST
Vc 0.366 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 0.0000116 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

Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-. 3-Hydroxy-4-methylbenzoic acid. 2,3-Dihydroxyterephthalic acid. gentisic acid. Methyl 2,6-dihydroxy-4-methylbenzoate. 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, 1,4-dimethyl ester. Benzoic acid, 2,6-dihydroxy-. Benzoic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-. 2,4-Dihydroxybenzoic acid. Benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy-, methyl ester. 5-Methylsalicylic acid. Benzoic acid, 3-methoxy-4-methyl-. Hydroxytoluic acid. Benzoic acid, 2-methoxy-. Benzoic acid, 2,5-dihydroxy-, methyl ester.

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