Tetramethylbenzenes

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The tetramethylbenzenes constitute a group of substances of aromatic hydrocarbons, which structure consists of a benzene ring with four methyl groups (–CH3) as a substituent.[1] Through their different arrangement, they form three structural isomers with the molecular formula C10H14. They also belong to the group of C4-benzenes. The best-known isomer is durene.[2]

Tetramethylbenzenes
Common name prehnitene isodurene durene
Systematic name 1,2,3,4-tetramethylbenzene 1,2,3,5-tetramethylbenzene 1,2,4,5-tetramethylbenzene
Structural formula 1,2,3,4-Tetramethylbenzol.svg 1,3,4,5-Tetramethylbenzol.svg 1,2,4,5-Tetramethylbenzol.svg
CAS Registry Number 488-23-3 527-53-7 95-93-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tetramethylbenzene". Chemspider. chemspider.com. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "1,2,4,5-Tetramethylbenzene". sigmaaldrich.com. Retrieved 7 September 2016.