4-Methylbenzaldehyde

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4-Methylbenzaldehyde
4-Methylbenzaldehyde.png
Identifiers
CAS number 104-87-0 YesY
PubChem 7725
ChemSpider 13865424 YesY
UNII GAX22QZ28Q YesY
KEGG C06758 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:28617 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL190927 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C8H8O
Molar mass 120.14852
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 1.019 g/mL (25 °C)
Melting point -6.00 °C
Boiling point 204-205 °C
Refractive index (nD) 1.545 (20 °C)
Hazards
MSDS Aldrich MSDS, reprinted
Related compounds
Related compounds Benzaldehyde
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

4-Methylbenzaldehyde is a simple aromatic aldehyde. It is commercially available, but may be prepared from the Friedel-Crafts formylation of toluene with carbon monoxide and hydrogen chloride under Gattermann-Koch conditions:.[1] 4-Methylbenzaldehyde has a cherry-like scent similar to benzaldehyde.

Gattermann-Koch synthesis of p-tolualdehyde.png

References[edit]

  1. ^ G. H. Coleman, David Craig (1943), "p-Tolualdehyde", Org. Synth. ; Coll. Vol. 2: 583