4-Methylbenzaldehyde

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4-Methylbenzaldehyde
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Names
IUPAC name
4-methylbenzaldehyde
Other names
p-Tolualdehyde; p-tolylaldehyde
Identifiers
104-87-0 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:28617 YesY
ChEMBL ChEMBL190927 YesY
ChemSpider 13865424 YesY
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KEGG C06758 YesY
PubChem 7725
UNII GAX22QZ28Q YesY
Properties
C8H8O
Molar mass 120.14852
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 1.019 g/mL (25 °C)
Melting point −6.00 °C (21.20 °F; 267.15 K)
Boiling point 204 to 205 °C (399 to 401 °F; 477 to 478 K)
1.545 (20 °C)
Hazards
Safety data sheet Aldrich MSDS, reprinted
Related compounds
Related compounds
Benzaldehyde
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

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.

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References[edit]

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