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2,6-Dimethylphenol

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2,6-Dimethylphenol Basic information

Product Name:
2,6-Dimethylphenol
Synonyms:
  • VIC-M-XYLENOL
  • 1,2,6-Xylenol
  • 1,3-Dimethyl-2-hydroxybenzene
  • 2,6-DIMETHYLPHENOL, 1000MG, NEAT
  • 2 6-XYLENOL 99+%
  • 2,6-DIMETHYLPHENOL, 99.5+%
  • 2,6-DIMETHYLPHENOL PESTANAL
  • 2,6-Xylenlo
CAS:
576-26-1
MF:
C8H10O
MW:
122.16
EINECS:
209-400-1
Product Categories:
  • Phenoles and thiophenoles
  • Aromatic Phenols
Mol File:
576-26-1.mol
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2,6-Dimethylphenol Chemical Properties

Melting point:
43-45 °C(lit.)
Boiling point:
203 °C(lit.)
Density 
1.15
vapor pressure 
0.2 hPa (20 °C)
FEMA 
3249 | 2,6-XYLENOL
refractive index 
1.5371
Flash point:
173 °F
storage temp. 
Store at +15°C to +25°C.
solubility 
8g/l
form 
Low Melting Solid
pka
pK1:10.59 (25°C)
color 
Colorless to yellow-brownish
PH
6-7 (8g/l, H2O, 20℃)
explosive limit
1.4%(V)
Water Solubility 
10 g/L (20 ºC)
JECFA Number
707
Merck 
14,10082
BRN 
1446677
Stability:
Stable. Very flammable. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, steel, copper, copper alloys, bases, acid chlorides.
InChIKey
NXXYKOUNUYWIHA-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS DataBase Reference
576-26-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Phenol, 2,6-dimethyl-(576-26-1)
EPA Substance Registry System
2,6-Dimethylphenol (576-26-1)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
T,N
Risk Statements 
24/25-34-51/53
Safety Statements 
26-36/37/39-45-61
RIDADR 
UN 2261 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
ZE6125000
Autoignition Temperature
555 °C
TSCA 
Yes
HazardClass 
6.1
PackingGroup 
II
HS Code 
29071400
Hazardous Substances Data
576-26-1(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity
LD50 orally in Rabbit: 296 mg/kg LD50 dermal Rabbit 1000 mg/kg

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2,6-Dimethylphenol Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

colourless crystals or white powder

Occurrence

Reported found in smoked fatty fish, boiled and cooked cured pork, rum, malt whiskey, Japanese whiskey, coffee, katsuobushi (dried bonito) and lamb’s lettuce (Valerianella locusta).

Uses

CAS # : 576-26-1

Uses

Intermediate for Plastics, Agrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and is used as a solvent.

Uses

Similar to other xylenol compounds, 2,6-dimethylphenol is used in the synthesis of anti-oxidant compounds due to the phenol moiety in the structure. In addition, this compound is used as a a reactant in the synthesis of polyphenylene ether polymers.

Preparation

From coal tar oil or coal hydrogenation.

Aroma threshold values

Detection: 400 ppb

General Description

Colorless to off-white crystalline solid with a sweet tarry odor. Odor threshold concentration: 0.4 mg/L .

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water

Reactivity Profile

2,6-Dimethylphenol is incompatible with bases, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, and oxidizing agents. Corrodes steel, brass, copper, and copper alloys.

Fire Hazard

2,6-Dimethylphenol is combustible.

Purification Methods

Fractionally distil 2,6-xylenol under nitrogen, crystallise it from *benzene or hexane, and sublime it at 38o/10mm. [Beilstein 6 IV 3122.]

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