Density：0.99 g/mL±0.002 g/mL at 20 °C
Boiling Point：365.1ºC at 760mmHg
Melting Point：41-45 °C(lit.)
Refractive Index：n20/D 1.461
CAS NO. 553-91-3 is a chemical compound used in the manufacture of various industrial chemicals and products. It has a molecular formula of C8H8O3 and an average molecular weight of 152.148 g/mol. It is a white crystalline solid that is sparingly soluble in ethanol, water and ethyl ether. It is slightly soluble in diethyl ether and slightly soluble in absolute alcohol.
This product can be used as intermediate in the manufacture of benzaldehydes for the production of food flavors and fragrances. It is also used in the production of ascorbic acid, pyruvic acid and iodates. CAS NO. 553-91-3 can also be used as an antioxidant and stabilizer in polyolefins in combination with sulfur and metal based stabilizers.
This product is combustible and toxic by inhalation. It should be handled cautiously and kept away from heat sources and direct sunlight. Protective gloves and eye protection must be worn when handling this product. It is also considered a hazardous substance, and should be disposed of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.