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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.
Perkowski, A. J.; You, W.; Nicewicz, D. A. Visible Light Photoinitiated Metal-Free Living Cationic Polymerization of 4-Methoxystyrene. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (24), 7580-7583.
Miyazawa, K.; Koike, T.; Akita, M. Regiospecific Intermolecular Aminohydroxylation of Olefins by Photoredox Catalysis. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21 (33), 11677-11680.
Hazard Statements: H227-H315-H320
Combustible liquid. Causes skin irritation. Causes eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P374-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Fight fire with normal precautions from a reasonable distance. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant