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|Molar mass||119.12 g mol−1|
|Appearance||white to light yellow solid|
|Melting point||27 to 30 °C (81 to 86 °F; 300 to 303 K)|
|Boiling point||182 °C (360 °F; 455 K)|
|Solubility in water||insol.|
|Flash point||58 °C (136 °F; 331 K)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Benzoxazole is an aromatic organic compound with a molecular formula C7H5NO, a benzene-fused oxazole ring structure, and an odor similar to pyridine. Benzoxazole is used primarily in industry and research, and has no household use.
Being a heterocyclic compound, benzoxazole finds use in research as a starting material for the synthesis of larger, usually bioactive structures. It is found within the chemical structures of pharmaceutical drugs such as flunoxaprofen.
Its aromaticity makes it relatively stable, although as a heterocycle, it has reactive sites which allow for functionalization.
- Benzisoxazole, an analog with the nitrogen atom in position 2.
- Benzimidazole, an analog with the oxygen replaced by a nitrogen.
- Benzothiazole, an analog with the oxygen replaced by a sulfur.
- Benzopyrrole or indole, an analog without the oxygen atom.
- Benzofuran, an analog without the nitrogen atom.
- Benzoxazoline, which has one double bond reduced.
- Benzoxazolidinedione, which has both double bonds reduced.
- Benzoxazolidine, which has both double bonds reduced.
- Simple aromatic rings