4-Methoxystyrene is employed in the ferric chloride-catalyzed addition of activated methylenes to styrenes. It acts as a monomer in polymerization reactions. Further, it is used to prepare 1,1,2,2-Tetracyano-3-(p-methoxyphenyl)cyclobutane by reacting with ethenetetracarbonitrile.
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