Styrene Glycol
Title: Styrene Glycol
CAS Registry Number: 93-56-1
CAS Name: 1-Phenyl-1,2-ethanediol
Additional Names: phenylglycol; phenylethyleneglycol; a,b-dihydroxyethylbenzene
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight: 138.16
Percent Composition: C 69.55%, H 7.30%, O 23.16%
Literature References: Prepd by reduction of phenylglyoxylic acid with LiAlH4: Nystrom, Brown, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 69, 2548 (1947); by reduction of styrene peroxide: Russel, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 75, 5011 (1953). Prepn of optically active styrene glycol: Wilhelm, Bright, Helv. Chim. Acta 37, 221 (1954).
Properties: Needles from ligroin, mp 67-68°. bp755 272-274°. Freely sol in water, alcohol, benzene, ether, chloroform, acetic acid; slightly sol in ligroin.
Melting point: mp 67-68°
Boiling point: bp755 272-274°
Use: Esters as plasticizers.

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