3-methylsalicylic acid

3-methylsalicylic acid

[¦thrē ¦meth·əl¦sal·ə¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C8H8O3 A white to reddish, crystalline compound with a melting point of 165-166°C; soluble in chloroform, alcohol, ether, and alkali hydroxides; used to make dyes.
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