Metanilic acid was used in the synthesis of cytocompatible sulfonated polyanilines. It was used in fabrication of novel glucose biosensor having large active surface area and excellent conductivity. It undergoes microbial desulfonation to 3-aminophenol by Pseudomonas sp. strain S-313. It can be used to produce CN3O6(1-)*Cs(1+) and dicesium salt of N-nitrometanilic acid at temperature of 25°C.