Agent Name

Veratrole

Alternative Name

1,2-Dimethoxybenzene

CAS Number

91-16-7

Formula

C8-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dimethoxybenzene; 2-Dimethoxybenzol; 2-Methoxyanisole; Benzene, 1,2-dimethoxy-; Benzene, o-dimethoxy-; Brenzkatechindimethylether; Catechol dimethyl ether; Dimethylether pyrokatechinu [Czech]; O,O-Dimethyl catechol; o-Dimethoxybenzene; Pyrocatechol dimethyl ether; Synthol; Veratrol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethers, Other

Description

Solid or liquid; mp = 22-23 deg C; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; mp = 22 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Anisole."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.47 mm Hg

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