m-Toluic Acid is
used as a raw material of DEET (N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide)
which is used as a a broad-spectrum insect repellent
and film formers. It is used in manufacturing
polymer stabilizers, pesticides, light sensitive
compounds and other organic chemicals (pharmaceuticals, pigments and dyestuff).
There are almost infinite esters obtained from thousands of potential starting
materials. Esters are formed by removal of water from an acid and an alcohol,
e.g., carboxylic acid esters, phosphoric acid esters, and sulfonic acid esters.
Carboxylic acid esters are used as in a variety of direct and indirect applications.
Lower chain esters are used as flavouring base materials, plasticizers, solvent
carriers and coupling agents. Higher chain compounds
are used as components in metalworking fluids, surfactants, lubricants,
detergents, oiling agents, emulsifiers, wetting agents textile
treatments and emollients, They are also used
as intermediates for the manufacture of a variety of target compounds. The almost
infinite esters provide a wide range of viscosity, specific gravity, vapor
pressure, boiling point, and other physical and chemical properties for the
proper application selections.