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54050 Sigma-Aldrich

4-Methoxyphenol

purum, ≥98.0% (HPLC)

Synonym: 4-Hydroxyanisole, 4-MP, HQMME, Hydroquinone monomethyl ether, MEHQ, MQ-F, p-Guaiacol

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Properties

Related Categories Building Blocks, C6 to C8, Chemical Synthesis, Organic Building Blocks, Oxygen Compounds,
vapor density   4.3 (vs air)
vapor pressure   <0.01 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   NWVVVBRKAWDGAB-UHFFFAOYSA-N
grade   purum
assay   ≥98.0% (HPLC)
autoignition temp.   789 °F
impurities   ≤2% hydroquinone dimethyl ether
bp   243 °C(lit.)
mp   54-56 °C
  55-57 °C(lit.)

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Application

4-Methoxyphenol may be used in to synthesize chiral building blocks such as 1,2-diols. It also has various industrial applications, such as an antioxidant, an inhibitor for the polymerization reactions and a stabilizing agent.

General description

4-Methoxyphenol, a 4-alkoxyphenol, can be synthesized from hydroquinone. It undergoes polymerization in the presence of horseradish peroxidase (enzymatic catalyst) and sodium dodecyl sulfate (surfactant) to afford poly(4-methoxyphenol).

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Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
SL7700000
Flash Point(F) 
269.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
132 °C
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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