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Alfa Aesar™ 2,6-Dimethylphenol, 99%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material 2,6-Dimethylphenol
CAS 576-26-1
Molecular Formula C8H10O
Formula Weight 122.17
MDL Number MFCD00002240
UN Number UN2261
Beilstein 1446677
Merck Index 14,10082
Synonym 2,6-Xylenol
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Description & Specifications


Formula Weight 122.17
Assay 99%
Boiling Point 203°C
UN Number UN2261
RTECS Number ZE6125000
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: XYLENOLS, SOLID
Quantity 2500g
Chemical Name or Material 2,6-Dimethylphenol
Melting Point 44° to 48°C
Merck Index 14,10082
Synonym 2,6-Xylenol
Health Hazard 1 Danger
MDL Number MFCD00002240
Beilstein 1446677
Flash Point 78°C (172°F)
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Toxic in contact with skin.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
CAS 576-26-1
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.
Continue rinsing.
Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Molecular Formula C8H10O

2,6-dimethylphenol is used in the synthesis of anti-oxidant compounds due to the phenol moiety in the structure. In addition, this compound is used as a reactant in the synthesis of polyphenylene ether polymers.

Soluble in water and chloroform.

Store in cool. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Store away from strong bases and oxidizing agent.