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2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol

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2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol Basic information

Product Name:
2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol
CAS:
93-51-6
MF:
C8H10O2
MW:
138.16
EINECS:
202-252-9
Mol File:
93-51-6.mol
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2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol Chemical Properties

Melting point:
5 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
221-222 °C(lit.)
Density 
1.092 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
FEMA 
2671 | 2-METHOXY-4-METHYLPHENOL
refractive index 
n20/D 1.537(lit.)
Flash point:
211 °F
storage temp. 
Store below +30°C.
pka
10.27±0.18(Predicted)
form 
Liquid
color 
colorless to light yellow
Specific Gravity
1.091.092
Water Solubility 
Slightly soluble in water.
Merck 
14,2571
JECFA Number
715
BRN 
1862340
CAS DataBase Reference
93-51-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-methyl-(93-51-6)
EPA Substance Registry System
Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-methyl- (93-51-6)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xn,Xi
Risk Statements 
22-36/37/38
Safety Statements 
26-36-24/25
RIDADR 
2810
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
GP1755000
10
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
6.1(a)
PackingGroup 
II
HS Code 
29095090

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2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol Usage And Synthesis

Description

2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol has a characteristic aromatic odor (sweet, spicy, slightly vanilla-like) and a somewhat bitter taste (vanilla-like). May be prepared by methylation of homopyrocatechin using dimethyl sulfate and alkali; also by hydrogenation of vanillin.

Chemical Properties

2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol has a characteristic aromatic odor (sweet, spicy, slightly vanilla-like) and a somewhat bitter taste (vanilla-like).

Chemical Properties

Clear colorless to slightly yellow liquid

Occurrence

Occurs in beechwood tar; also identified in the essential oils of ylang-ylang, jasmine and anise seeds; it is one of the active constituents of creosote. Reported found in Gruyere cheese, smoked fish, cured pork, beer, rum, bourbon whiskey, malt and Scotch whiskey, sherry, white and red wine, cocoa, coffee, tea, mushrooms, mango, pear brandy, malt, wort, dried bonito, Bourbon vanilla, cuttlefish and green maté.

Uses

2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol is used for blending baking and smoked food flavors.

Preparation

By methylation of homopyrocatechin using dimethyl sulfate and alkali; also by hydrogenation of vanillin.

Aroma threshold values

Detection: 90 ppb. Aroma characteristics at 1.0%: smoky, sweet, phenolic, vanilla, spicy clove with a floral carnation nuance.

Taste threshold values

Taste characteristics at 1.0 to 1.25 ppm: sweet phenolic, spice, vanilla, medicinal, clove-like, smoky, guaia col-like with a woody, phenolic nuance.

2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol Preparation Products And Raw materials

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