anisic acid

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anisic acid

[ə′nis·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3OC6H4COOH White crystals or powder with a melting point of 184°C; soluble in alcohol and ether; used in medicine and as an insect repellent and ovicide.
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methoxybenzoic acid, the main constituents of Cichorium intybus and Capparis spinosa respectively, have been reported in chemically induced hepatotoxicity in experimental animals (McPhail 2003, Mehrotra 1973, Munasinghe 2001).
The 1H- and 13C-NMR assignments of compound 1 were based on the COSY HMQC and HMBC spectra as well as on comparison with those previously reported for 6-(2'R-acetoxytridecyl)-2-hydroxy-4- methoxybenzoic acid (19) [15].
The above data confirmed 4 as 4-hydroxy-3- methoxybenzoic acid [17].