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|Molar mass||118.176 g/mol|
|Appearance||Clear colorless liquid|
|Boiling point||176.5 °C; 349.7 °F; 449.6 K|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Indane or indan is a hydrocarbon petrochemical compound, with formula C9H10.
Derivatives include compounds such as 1-methyl-indane and 2-methyl-indane (where one methyl group is attached to the five carbon ring), 4-methyl-indane and 5-methyl-indane (where one methyl group is attached to the benzene ring), various dimethyl-indanes, and various pharmaceutical derivatives. Other derivatives can be obtained indirectly, e.g. the reaction of diethyl phthalate with ethyl acetate, using metallic sodium and ethanol as a catalyst. The reaction yields indanedione ethyl ester, which can react with the sodium ions yielding a salt. This can be reversed by adding an aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid.
Indane can also be converted in a catalytic reactor to other aromatics such as xylene.
Another derivative is 1,3-indandione.