Acetanisole

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Acetanisole
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Identifiers
CAS number 100-06-1 YesY
PubChem 7476
ChemSpider 7196 YesY
UNII 0IRH2BR587 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.17 g mol−1
Appearance White to pale yellow crystals[1]
Density 1.094 g/cm3
Melting point 38.5 °C (101.3 °F; 311.6 K)[2]
Boiling point 258 °C (496 °F; 531 K)[2]
Solubility in water 2470 mg/L[2]
Hazards
Flash point 138 °C (280 °F)[3]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Acetanisole is an aromatic chemical compound with an aroma described as sweet, fruity, nutty, and similar to vanilla. In addition Acetanisole can sometimes smell like butter or caramel. [3] It is used as a cigarette additive,[4] a fragrance,[1] and a flavoring in food.[5]

Acetanisole is found naturally in castoreum, the glandular secretion of the beaver.[1]

Acetanisole can be prepared synthetically by Friedel-Crafts acylation of anisole with acetyl chloride:

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Appearance[edit]

At room temperature 4-Methoxyacetophenone is solid, and has a white crystal like structure. Once melted, the white crystals turn into a clear liquid.

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