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EINECS 202-045-3
CAS No. 91-16-7 Density 1.005 g/cm3
PSA 18.46000 LogP 1.70380
Solubility slightly soluble in water Melting Point 15 °C(lit.)
Formula C8H10O2 Boiling Point 206.3 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 138.17 Flash Point 76.6 °C
Transport Information Appearance clear colourless liquid after melting
Safety 36-23-24/25 Risk Codes 22-20/21/22
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 91-16-7 (1,2-Dimethoxybenzene) Hazard Symbols HarmfulXn

2-Methoxyanisole;Benzene,1,2-dimethoxy-;1, 2-Dimethoxybenzene;Dimethylether pyrokatechinu [Czech];Catechol dimethyl ether;Veratrol;Benzene, 1, 2-dimethoxy-;Benzene, o-dimethoxy-;Pyrocatechol dimethyl ether;Benzene, 1,2-dimethoxy-;O,O-Dimethyl catechol;Brenzkatechindimethylether;Synthol;2-Dimethoxybenzol;o-Dimethoxybenzene;2-Dimethoxybenzene;1,2-Dimethoxybenzene;o-Dimethoxybenzene;Veratrole;Veratrole;1,2-dimethyocy benzene;


1,2-Dimethoxybenzene Chemical Properties

IUPAC Name: 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight: 138.16 g/mol
SMILES: c1(c(cccc1)OC)OC
InChI: InChI=1/C8H10O2/c1-9-7-5-3-4-6-8(7)10-2/h3-6H,1-2H3
EINECS: 202-045-3
Product Categories: Aromatic Ethers; Benzene derivates
Melting Point: 15 °C(lit.)
Index of Refraction: 1.488 
Molar Refractivity: 39.6 cm3 
Molar Volume: 137.4 cm3 
Surface Tension: 29.6 dyne/cm 
Density: 1.005 g/cm
Flash Point: 87.2 °C 
Enthalpy of Vaporization: 42.44 kJ/mol 
Boiling Point: 206.3 °C at 760 mmHg 
Vapour Pressure of 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene (CAS NO.91-16-7): 0.344 mmHg at 25 °C

1,2-Dimethoxybenzene Toxicity Data With Reference

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 oral 700mg/kg (700mg/kg)   Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and Occupational Diseases. Vol. 26(2), Pg. 54, 1982.
rat LD50 oral 890mg/kg (890mg/kg)   Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and Occupational Diseases. Vol. 26(2), Pg. 54, 1982.

1,2-Dimethoxybenzene Consensus Reports

Reported in EPA TSCA Inventory.

1,2-Dimethoxybenzene Safety Profile

Moderately toxic by ingestion. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
Hazard Codes: HarmfulXn
Risk Statements: 22-20/21/22 
R22:Harmful if swallowed. 
R20/21/22:Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
Safety Statements: 36-23-24/25 
S36:Wear suitable protective clothing. 
S23:Do not breathe vapour. 
S24/25:Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
WGK Germany: 1
RTECS of 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene (CAS NO.91-16-7): CZ6475000

1,2-Dimethoxybenzene Specification

 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene (CAS NO.91-16-7), its Synonyms are Veratrole ; 2-Methoxyanisole ; Benzene, 1,2-dimethoxy- ; Benzene, o-dimethoxy- ; Brenzkatechindimethylether ; Catechol dimethyl ether ; Dimethylether pyrokatechinu ; O,O-Dimethyl catechol ; Pyrocatechol dimethyl ether . It is clear colourless liquid after melting. It is slightly soluble in water, but miscible in all organic solvents.

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