Title: Durene
CAS Registry Number: 95-93-2
CAS Name: 1,2,4,5-Tetramethylbenzene
Trademarks: Durol
Molecular Formula: C10H14
Molecular Weight: 134.22
Percent Composition: C 89.49%, H 10.51%
Literature References: Occurs in coal tar. Usually prepd from xylene and methyl chloride in the presence of AlCl3: Smith, Org. Synth. vol. 10, 32 (1930); cf. Smith, Dobrovolny, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 48, 1413 (1926).
Properties: Scales with camphor-like odor from alcohol. d481 0.84. mp 80°. bp 191-193°. Sublimes and is volatile with steam. Insol in water; freely sol in alcohol, ether, benzene.
Melting point: mp 80°
Boiling point: bp 191-193°
Density: d481 0.84

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