2,4-Xylidine

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2,4-Xylidine
2,4-Xylidin.svg
Names
IUPAC name
2,4-dimethylbenzene-1-amine
Other names
2,4-dimethylaniline, 2,4-dimethylphenylamine, 2,4-dimethylbenzenamine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.219
Properties
C8H11N
Appearance colourless liquid
Density 0.9763
Melting point −15.9 °C (3.4 °F; 257.2 K)
Boiling point 218.0 °C (424.4 °F; 491.1 K)
low
Hazards
Flash point 100
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

2,4-Xylidine is an organic compound with formula (CH3)2C6H3NH2. It is an aromatic amine, i.e. an aniline. It is prepared by nitration of m-xylene followed by hydrogenation. Commercially significant derivatives include the veterinary drug cymiazole and the colorant Pigment Yellow 81.[1]

It is an isomer of 2,6-xylidine and 3,4-xylidine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Meyer "Xylidines" in Ullmann's Encylclopedia of Industrial Chemistry Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2012. doi:10.1002/14356007.a28_455