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Title: Veratrole
CAS Registry Number: 91-16-7
CAS Name: 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene
Additional Names: o-dimethoxybenzene; pyrocatechol dimethyl ether
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight: 138.16
Percent Composition: C 69.55%, H 7.30%, O 23.16%
Literature References: Prepd by methylation of pyrocatechol: Ullmann, Ann. 327, 104 (1903); Drahowzal, Klamann, Monatsh. Chem. 82, 588 (1951). Toxicity study: P. M. Jenner et al., Food Cosmet. Toxicol. 2, 327 (1964).
Properties: Crystals or liquid; d2525 1.084; mp 22-23°; bp 206-207°. Slightly sol in water; sol in alcohol, ether, fatty oils. LD50 in rats, mice (mg/kg): 1360, 2020 orally (Jenner).
Melting point: mp 22-23°
Boiling point: bp 206-207°
Density: d2525 1.084
Toxicity data: LD50 in rats, mice (mg/kg): 1360, 2020 orally (Jenner)

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