1,2-Dimethoxybenzene

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1,2-Dimethoxybenzene
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IUPAC name 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene
Other names veratrole
o-dimethoxybenzene
pyrocatechol dimethyl ether
Identifiers
CAS number 91-16-7
SMILES COC1=C(OC)C=CC=C1
Properties
Molecular formula C8Hx10O2
Molar mass 138.16 g/mol
Density 1.084 g/cm³
Melting point

22-23 °C

Boiling point

206-207 °C

Hazards
NFPA 704

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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.[1]

Related compounds

References

  • Merck Index, 11th Edition, 9857.
  1. "4-Iodoveratrole" Janssen, D. E.; Wilson, C. V. Organic Syntheses, Collected Volume 4, pp. 547 (1963). http://www.orgsyn.org/orgsyn/pdfs/CV4P0547.pdf
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