toluic acid

tolu·​ic acid | \təˈlüik, ˈtälyəwik-\

Definition of toluic acid 

: any of four isomeric crystalline carboxylic acids C7H7COOH derived from toluene and obtainable in the case of the ortho, meta, and para isomers CH3C6H4COOH by oxidation of the three corresponding xylenes — see phenylacetic acid

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