|Other names||Hydroquinone dimethyl ether;|
Dimethyl ether hydroquinone;;
Quinol dimethyl ether;
|Molar mass||138.1668 g/mol|
56 - 60 °C
|Solubility in water||Slightly soluble|
|Viscosity||1.04 cP at 65 °C|
|EU classification||Irritant (Xi)|
|Flash point||>100 °C|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
1,4-Dimethoxybenzene is the para form of dimethoxybenzene, a volatile aromatic ether with a sweet floral odor. It occurs naturally in willow (Salix) and Zuchini (Cucurbita pepo). It appears to attract bees as it has a powerful response in their antenna.
Dimethoxybenzene is useful as an intermediate in synthesis of pharmaceuticals as well as other organic molecules. It is used in some paints and as a diazo dye. Cosmetically it is used on greasy skin, and with sulfur to treat acne, or as a dandruff treatment. Because of its floral odor, it is useful in perfumes and flavors. It can be used as a developer in black and white film, and as a base in synthesizing catecholamines and phenethylamines.