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87-85-4 - Hexamethylbenzene, 99+% - Mellitene - A10294 - Alfa Aesar

A10294 Hexamethylbenzene, 99+%

CAS Number
87-85-4
Synonyms
Mellitene

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
1g 18.54
5g 51.66
25g 169.43
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Hexamethylbenzene, 99+%

MDL
MFCD00008523
EINECS
201-777-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C12H18
Formula Weight
162.28
Melting point
163-167°
Boiling Point
265°
Density
1.063
Solubility
Insoluble in water

Applications

Hexamethylbenzene is used as pharmaceutical intermediates, in organic synthesis of compounds, as a solvent for He-NMR spectroscopy. Used as a ligand in organometallic chemistry. Reaction with dimethyldioxirane, gives the major product, an unusual oxepane triepoxide.

Notes

Incompatible with nitromethane, strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Helena L. Chum; V. R. Koch; L. L. Miller; R. A. Osteryoung. Electrochemical scrutiny of organometallic iron complexes and hexamethylbenzene in a room temperature molten salt. J. Am. Chem. Soc.1975, 97 (11), 3264-3265.

Oxidative rearrangement occurs on treatment with peroxytrifluoroacetic acid (caution! 90% H2O2) and BF3 etherate to give hexamethyl-2,4-cyclohexadienone: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 88, 1005 (1966); Org. Synth. Coll., 5, 598 (1973). Reaction with dimethyldioxirane, on the other hand, gives, as the major product, an unusual oxepane triepoxide: J. Org. Chem., 61, 7660 (1996):

Other References

Beilstein
1905834
Harmonized Tariff Code
2902.90
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
DA3200000

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