4-Nitrobenzoic acid

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MedKoo CAT#: 558659

CAS#: 62-23-7

Description: 4-Nitrobenzoic acid is an intermediate for bulk drugs especially in the manufacturing of folic acid and in the manufacturing of PABA, DABA & dye intermediate.

Chemical Structure

4-Nitrobenzoic acid
CAS# 62-23-7

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558659
Name: 4-Nitrobenzoic acid
CAS#: 62-23-7
Chemical Formula: C7H5NO4
Exact Mass: 167.02
Molecular Weight: 167.12
Elemental Analysis: C, 50.31; H, 3.02; N, 8.38; O, 38.29

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250.0g USD 200.0 2 Weeks
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5.0kg USD 665.0 2 Weeks
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Synonym: 4-Nitrobenzoic acid; 4Nitrobenzoic acid; 4 Nitrobenzoic acid; Kyselina p-nitrobenzoova; Nitrodracylic acid;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: 4-Nitrobenzoic acid


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C7H5NO4/c9-7(10)5-1-3-6(4-2-5)8(11)12/h1-4H,(H,9,10)

SMILES Code: O=C(O)C1=CC=C([N+]([O-])=O)C=C1

Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 167.12 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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