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Title: 2-Ethylphenol
CAS Registry Number: 90-00-6
Additional Names: Phlorol; o-ethylphenol
Molecular Formula: C8H10O
Molecular Weight: 122.16
Percent Composition: C 78.66%, H 8.25%, O 13.10%
Literature References: Prepn: W. Suida, S. Plohn, Monatsh. Chem. 1, 175 (1880). Purification and properties: D. P. Biddiscombe et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1963, 5764. Colorimetric determn of isomeric purities in reagent grade chemicals: I. M. Jakovljevic, R. H. Bishara, J. Chromatogr. 192, 425 (1980). Thermolytic reactions: P. Zhou, B. L. Crynes, Ind. Eng. Chem. Process Des. Dev. 25, 898 (1986). Decomposition and oxidation of aqueous solns: C. J. Martino, P. E. Savage, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 38, 1775 (1999).
Properties: Colorless liq; phenol odor. Cooling the liq to -30° gives a metastable cryst form, mp about -28°; when kept for 24-48 hrs, this changes to the stable cryst form, mp -3.4°. fp -3.31 ± 0.01° for repurified sample. bp760 204.52°. d20 1.01885 ± 0.00001; d25 1.01459; d30 1.01033 ± 0.00001 (g/ml). Practically insol in water. Freely sol in alcohol, benzene, glacial acetic acid.
Melting point: mp about -28°; mp -3.4°
Boiling point: bp760 204.52°
Density: d20 1.01885 ± 0.00001; d25 1.01459; d30 1.01033 ± 0.00001 (g/ml)
Use: Starting material and intermediate for pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals.

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