Anthranilic acid

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Anthranilic acid


A yellowish crystalline compound. Anthranilic acid is used to make synthetic Indigo.

Synonyms and Related Terms

o-aminobenzoic acid; 2-aminobenzoic acid; 1-amino-2-carboxybenzene; 2-carboxyaniline

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in hot water, ethanol, ether.

Composition C16H10N2O2
CAS 118-92-3
Melting Point 144-146 C
Density 1.412 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 137.14


  • Combustible.
  • Contact may cause irritation.
  • Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982