Creosol
Title: Creosol
CAS Registry Number: 93-51-6
CAS Name: 2-Methoxy-4-methylphenol
Additional Names: 2-methoxy-p-cresol; 4-methylguaiacol; 3-methoxy-4-hydroxytoluene; 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-1-methylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight: 138.16
Percent Composition: C 69.55%, H 7.30%, O 23.16%
Literature References: Occurs in beechwood tar. It is one of the active constituents of creosote. Obtained by the Clemmensen reduction of vanillin using amalgamated zinc and toluene as auxiliary solvent: Fletcher, Tarbell, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 65, 1431 (1943); Schwarz, Hering, Org. Synth. coll. vol. IV, 203 (1963).
Properties: Colorless to yellowish, strongly refractive, aromatic liq. d425 1.092. bp760 220°; bp15 105°; bp4 79°. mp 5.5°. nD25 1.5353. Slightly sol in water; miscible with alcohol, benzene, chloroform, ether, glacial acetic acid.
Melting point: mp 5.5°
Boiling point: bp760 220°; bp15 105°; bp4 79°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.5353
Density: d425 1.092
NOTE: Not to be confused with cresol.

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