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2-Methoxyphenol acts as an expectorant. It is used as an anti-oxidant as well as an anti-skinning agent for paints. It serves as a precursor to flavorants such as eugenol and vanillin. Further, it is used as an intermediate in the chemical synthesis of active pharmaceuticals, flavoring and perfumery products. In addition to this, it is also used as an indicator in chemical reactions that produce oxygen.
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Leiva, K.; Sepulveda, C.; García, R.; Laurenti, D.; Vrinat, M.; Geantet, C.; Escalona, N. Kinetic study of the conversion of 2-methoxyphenol over supported Re catalysts: Sulfide and oxide state. Appl. Catal., A 2015, 505, 302-308.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P305+P351+P338
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.