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Title: 2-(2-Naphthyloxy)ethanol
CAS Registry Number: 93-20-9
CAS Name: 2-(2-Naphthalenyloxy)ethanol
Additional Names: b-naphthoxyethanol; betanaphthoxyethanol; b-hydroxyethyl 2-naphthyl ether; 2-(b-hydroxyethoxy)naphthalene; ethylene glycol mono-2-naphthyl ether
Molecular Formula: C12H12O2
Molecular Weight: 188.22
Percent Composition: C 76.57%, H 6.43%, O 17.00%
Literature References: Prepd by the condensation of b-naphthol with ethylene chlorohydrin: Rindfusz et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 42, 157, 164, 165 (1920); Kirner, Richter, ibid. 51, 3409 (1929); by heating b-naphthol with ethylene oxide and sodium ethoxide in alcohol: Boyd, Marle, J. Chem. Soc. 105, 2117 (1914).
Properties: Crystals from benzene + petr ether, mp 76.7°. Insoluble in water. One gram dissolves in 4 g of 95% alcohol, in 2 g acetone; also sol in ether, chloroform. uv max (0.004% in chloroform): 273, 328 nm (E ~1.00, ~0.395).
Melting point: mp 76.7°
Absorption maximum: uv max (0.004% in chloroform): 273, 328 nm (E ~1.00, ~0.395)
Therap-Cat-Vet: Formerly as anesthetic.

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