Benzyl methyl ether


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n20/D 1.502 (lit.)


174 °C (lit.)


0.987 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Benzyl methyl ether can be prepared by the reaction of benzaldehyde dimethyl acetal and trimethylsilane in the presence of trimethylsilyl triflate. It reacts with N-bromosuccinimide to form α-bromobenzyl methyl ether, which undergoes degradation to form benzaldehyde.



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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 3271 3 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

131 °F

Flash Point(C)

55 °C

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Benzylic bromination in the reactions of benzyl methyl ether and related compounds with N-bromosuccinimide.
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Noyori R, et al.
Tetrahedron, 37(23), 3899-3910 (1981)

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