phenylacetic acid

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phenylacetic acid

[¦fen·əl·ə′sēd·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
C8H8O2 White crystals with a boiling point of 262°C; soluble in alcohol and ether; used in perfumes, medicine, and flavoring and in the manufacture of penicillin. Also known as α-toluic acid.