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4-Methoxyphenylacetone

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4-Methoxyphenylacetone Basic information
4-Methoxyphenylacetone Chemical Properties
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  • Hazard Codes Xi
  • Risk Statements 36/37/38
  • Safety Statements 23-24/25
  • WGK Germany 2
  • RTECS UC2990000
  • Hazard Note Irritant
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29145000
  • ToxicityLD50 orl-rat: 3330 mg/kg FCTXAV 17,857,79
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4-Methoxyphenylacetone Usage And Synthesis
  • Descriptionl-(p-Methoxyphenyl)-2-propanone has an odor and taste similar to anise. May be obtained by boiling α- or β-anetholglycol with a 20% solution of sulfuric acid, or from l-(p-methoxyphenyl)- propan-l,2-ol by treatment with diluted sulfuric acid.
  • Chemical Properties1-(p-Methoxyphenyl)-2-propanone has an odor and taste similar to anise.
  • Chemical PropertiesPale Yellow Liquid
  • OccurrenceReported found in Chinese star anise and in Russian star anise; also reported found in sweet and common fen nel, chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) and Illicium verum and cherry
  • UsesA volatile compound released by flowering plants to attractant insects
  • PreparationObtained by boiling α- or β-anetholglycol with a 2% solution of sulfuric acid, or from 1-(p-methoxyphenyl)-propan-1,2-ol by treatment with diluted sulfuric acid.
  • Taste threshold valuesTaste characteristics at 15 ppm: sweet spicy, with green anisic, minty nuances.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 61, p. 1748, 1996 DOI: 10.1021/jo9518314
  • Safety ProfileModerately toxic by ingestion andother routes. A skin irritant. A flammable liquid.
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