|Other names|| veratrole|
pyrocatechol dimethyl ether
|Molar mass||138.16 g/mol|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
1,2-Dimethoxybenzene, commonly known as veratrole, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H4(OCH3)2. It is the dimethyl ether derived from pyrocatechol. Veratrole is slightly soluble in water, but miscible in all organic solvents. It is a building block for the organic synthesis of other aromatic compounds. Veratrole is relatively electron-rich and thus readily undergoes electrophilic substitution.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 9857.
- "4-Iodoveratrole" Janssen, D. E.; Wilson, C. V. Organic Syntheses, Collected Volume 4, pp. 547 (1963). http://www.orgsyn.org/orgsyn/pdfs/CV4P0547.pdf