Methyl p-toluate

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Methyl p-toluate
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Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Methyl 4-methylbenzoate
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEMBL
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.531 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 202-784-1
UNII
  • InChI=1S/C9H10O2/c1-7-3-5-8(6-4-7)9(10)11-2/h3-6H,1-2H3
    Key: QSSJZLPUHJDYKF-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • CC1=CC=C(C=C1)C(=O)OC
Properties
C9H10O2
Molar mass 150.177 g·mol−1
Appearance White solid
Density 1.058
Melting point 32–35 °C (90–95 °F; 305–308 K)
Boiling point 222.4
Hazards
GHS labelling:
GHS05: CorrosiveGHS07: Exclamation mark
Danger
H315, H317, H318, H319, H335
P261, P264, P271, P272, P280, P302+P352, P304+P340, P305+P351+P338, P310, P312, P321, P332+P313, P333+P313, P337+P313, P362, P363, P403+P233, P405, P501
Flash point 95.5 °C (203.9 °F; 368.6 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Methyl p-toluate is the organic compound with the formula CH3C6H4CO2CH3. It is a waxy white solid that is soluble in common organic solvents. It is the methyl ester of p-toluic acid. Methyl p-toluate per se is not particularly important but is an intermediate in some routes to dimethyl terephthalate, a commodity chemical.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomas, Rogerio A. F.; Bordado, Joao C. M.; Gomes, Joao F. P. (2013). "p-Xylene Oxidation to Terephthalic Acid: A Literature Review Oriented toward Process Optimization and Development". Chemical Reviews. 113 (10): 7421–69. doi:10.1021/cr300298j. PMID 23767849.