Acetanisole

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Acetanisole
Acetanisole V.1.svg
Names
IUPAC name
1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)ethanone
Other names
4-Acetylanisole; para-Acetanisole; 4-Methoxyacetophenone; Linarodin; Novatone; Vananote; Castoreum anisole; 4-Methoxyphenyl methyl ketone
Identifiers
100-06-1 YesY
ChemSpider 7196 YesY
Jmol 3D model Interactive image
PubChem 7476
UNII 0IRH2BR587 YesY
Properties
C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.18 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]
2470 mg/L[2]
Hazards
Flash point 138 °C (280 °F)[3]
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

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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