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589-18-4 - 4-Methylbenzyl alcohol, 99% - A15315 - Alfa Aesar

A15315 4-Methylbenzyl alcohol, 99%

CAS Number
589-18-4
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
25g 37.90
100g 102.69
500g 347.40
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4-Methylbenzyl alcohol, 99%

MDL
MFCD00004664
EINECS
209-639-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C8H10O
Formula Weight
122.17
Melting point
57-61°
Boiling Point
217°
Density
0.978
Solubility
Soluble in methanol, ether and ethanol. Slightly soluble in water.

Applications

4-Methylbenzyl alcohol is used in fragrances, flavoring and as a laboratory reagent. It is also used as a raw material for the preparation of polycarbonates and 4-methyl-benzaldehyde.

Notes

Incompatible with oxidizing agents, acids, acid chlorides and acid anhydrides.

Literature References

A high yield modification of the Ritter conversion of benzyl alcohols to N-acetylbenzylamines is illustrated by the reaction of this alcohol with acetonitrile in the presence of BF 3 etherate to give N-acetyl-4-methylbenzylamine: Synth. Commun., 24, 601 (1994).

Choo, G. C. Y.; Miyamura, H.; Kobayashi, S. Synergistic cascade catalysis by metal nanoparticles and Lewis acids in hydrogen autotransfer. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 1719-1727.

Maurya, C. K.; Gupta, P. K. Decarbamoylation of primary carbamates using sodium in silica gel (Na_SG). Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (17), 2228-2230.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P362-P312-P321-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Beilstein
1856550
Harmonized Tariff Code
2906.29
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
DO9370000

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