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Anthranilic acid is the organic compound with the formula C6H4(NH2)CO2H. This amino acid is white solid when pure, although commercial samples may appear yellow. The molecule consists of a benzene ring with two adjacent functional groups, a carboxylic acid and an amine. Because these two groups are polar, this organic compound is highly soluble in water. It is sometimes referred to as vitamin L
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Anthranilic acid is used as an intermediate for production of dyes, pigments, and saccharin. It and its esters are used in preparing perfumes, pharmaceuticals and UV-absorber as well as corrosion inhibitors for metals and mold inhibitors in soya sauce.
Anthranilic acid can be used in organic synthesis to generate the benzyne intermediate.
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