2,6-Dimethylphenol, 99%

CAS Number 576-26-1 Synonyms
  • 2,6-Xylenol

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2,6-Dimethylphenol, 99%

MDL: MFCD00002240
EINECS: 209-400-1

Chemical Properties

Formula: C8H10O  Boiling point: 203°
Formula weight: 122.17  Flash point: 78°(172°F)
Melting point: 44-48° Density: 1.15

Literature References

O-Alkylation of this hindered phenol by alkyl halides has been achieved using NaOH with micellar catalysis by (1-Hexadecyl)­trimethyl­ammonium bromide, A15235: Tetrahedron, 44, 6677 (1988). Alkylation of the Li salt with MeI occurs preferentially on carbon to give the dimer of 2,6,6-trimethyl-2,4-cyclohexadienone: Org. Synth. Coll., 5, 1092 (1973).

Addition of lithiated 2,6-dimethylphenyl esters of alkanoic acids to carbonyl compounds has been used in a highly diastereoselective synthesis of ß-hydroxy acids. In some cases, only one of the two possible diastereomers is formed. For list of examples, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 7, 190 (1990).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H301-H311-H314-H318-H411-H401

Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Toxic to aquatic life.

Precautionary Statements : P260-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P361-P405-P501A

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

CorrosiveToxicDangerous for the environment

Other References

Merck: 14,10082
Beilstein: 1446677
UN#: UN2261
Hazard Class: 6.1
Packing Group: II
Harmonized Tariff Code: 2907.19
RTECS: ZE6125000
2,6-Dimethylphenol, 99% - CAS 576-26-1 - Formula C8H10O


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