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300756 Sigma-Aldrich

2,3-Dimethylhydroquinone

97%

  • CAS Number 608-43-5

  • Linear Formula (CH3)2C6H2-1,4-(OH)2

  • Molecular Weight 138.16

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 636976

  •  MDL number MFCD00009997

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24857938

  •  NACRES NA.23

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Properties

Related Categories Materials Science, Polymer Additives, Polymer Science, Stabilizers
assay   97%
mp   223-225 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   Cc1c(C)c(O)ccc1O
InChI   1S/C8H10O2/c1-5-6(2)8(10)4-3-7(5)9/h3-4,9-10H,1-2H3
InChI key   BXJGUBZTZWCMEX-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

2,3-Dimethylhydroquinone is an alkyl p-hydroquinone that can be used as a chain breaking antioxidant and an electron donor for redox intermediates. It acts as an antioxidant due to its characteristic to terminate kinetic chains on reaction with peroxy radicals.

Application

2,3-Dimethylhydroquinone can be used as an antioxidant for lipid peroxidation. It is also used in the synthesis of benzofuran-5-ols which can further be utilized as antifungal agents in biological applications.

Packaging

5, 25 g in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Protocols & Articles
Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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