Product Name:3-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid
IUPAC Name:3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid
3-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid (495-78-3), is an aromatic organic acid that is widely found in many plants and fruits. It is a naturally occurring phenolic compound that has been studied extensively due to its wide range of biological activities. It has been used as a food preservative, an antioxidant, and a drug in traditional Chinese medicine. It has also been used in the synthesis of various pharmaceuticals and other compounds.
Appearance: 3-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid is a pale yellow solid.
Solubility: The compound is slightly soluble in chloroform, DMSO and methanol.
Melting Point: When in solid form, it typically has a melting point of around 86-89 °C.
3-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid is a reactive compound, often utilized as a starting material or intermediate in various chemical reactions and synthesis processes.
|Synthesis and Application||
3-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid can be synthesized in various ways. The most common method is the oxidation of catechol using chromium(VI) oxide. This method is simple and cost-effective, and it produces high yields of 3-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid. Other methods include the oxidation of catechol using hydrogen peroxide, the oxidation of phenol using potassium permanganate, and the oxidation of phenol using nitric acid.
|Storage and Handling||
Sealed in dry at room temperature.