PHENYLACETIC ACID* - (103-82-2)

Introduction

Name: phenylacetic acid*; α-toluic acid; benzeneacetic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 103-82-2
Chemical Formula: C8H8O2
Molar Mass: 136.14792 g
Mass Percent: C 70.574 %; H 5.9226 %; O 23.502 % 
Isomers:  sorbic acid  •  o-toluic acid  •  m-toluic acid  •  p-toluic acid

Classification

• organic • aromatic

Bonding

Reactions

The hydrolysis of benzyl cyanide to produce phenylacetic acid: 1


For More Information

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