Catechol Dimethyl Ether
Pyrocatechol Dimethyl Ether
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight: 138.165
1, 2-Dimethoxybenzene, commonly known as veratrole, is an organic compound with the formula C6H4(OCH3)2. It is a colorless liquid with a pleasant odor and slight solubility in water.
It is the dimethyl ether derived from pyrocatechol, too.
1, 2-Dimethoxybenzene is naturally occurring. Its biosynthesis entails the methylation of guaiacol by guaiacol O-methyltransferase.1, 2-Dimethoxybenzene is an insect attractant.
Guaiacol O-methyltransferase gene is first scent gene discovered so far in any plant species.
1, 2-Dimethoxybenzene is a building block for the organic synthesis of other aromatic compounds. Veratrole is relatively electron-rich and thus readily undergoes electrophilic substitution. An example of the use of veratrole is in the synthesis of Domipizone.
Veratrole can easily be brominated with NBS to give 4-bromoveratrole.
|Appearance||White or Colorless to Almost white or Almost colorless powder to lump to clear liquid|
|Purity(GC)||min. 99.0 %|
|Freezing point||21.0 to 23.0 °C|
|Melting Point||21 °C|
|Boiling Point||207 °C|
|Solubility in water||Practically insoluble|
|Solubility (very soluble in)||Ethanol,Ether,Benzene|
|Solubility (soluble in)||Acetone|