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6272-38-4 - 2-Benzyloxyphenol, 98% - Catechol monobenzyl ether - A19020 - Alfa Aesar

A19020 2-Benzyloxyphenol, 98%

CAS Number
Catechol monobenzyl ether

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5g 39.04
25g 128.75
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2-Benzyloxyphenol, 98%


Chemical Properties

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Soluble in alcohol, benzene, and diethyl ether. Insoluble in water.


2-Benzyloxyphenol is used in the synthesis of 2-(benzyloxy)hydroquinone and also used to prepare sequential polypeptides.It is used as reagent for synthesis of multidentate chelating ligands. It is also used in chemicals, pharmaceutical research and also acts a pharmaceutical intermediate.


Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.

Literature References

Sumida, Y.; Harada, R.; Kato-Sumida, T.; Johmoto, K.; Uekusa, H.; Hosoya, T. Boron-Selective Biaryl Coupling Approach to Versatile Dibenzoxaborins and Application to Concise Synthesis of Defucogilvocarcin M. Org. Lett. 2014, 16 (23), 6240-6243.

Armspach , D.; Matt, D. Methylated cyclodextrins as preorganisation platforms for the synthesis of multidentate chelating ligands aimed at transition metal coordination and industrially relevant catalysis. C. R. Chim. 2011, 14 (2-3), 135-148.

Ribeiro da Silva, M. A. V.; Lobo Ferreira, A. I. M. C.; Cimas, A. Experimental and computational study on the molecular energetics of benzyloxyphenol isomers. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2011, 43 (12), 1857-1864.

Lee, W-G.; Gallardo-Macias, R.; Frey, K. M.; Spasov, K. A.; Bollini, M.; Anderson, K. S.; Jorgensen, W. L. Picomolar Inhibitors of HIV Reverse Transcriptase Featuring Bicyclic Replacement of a Cyanovinylphenyl Group. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135 (44), 16705-16713.

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.

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