3,4-Methylenedioxyphenol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

3,4-Methylenedioxyphenol Properties


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3,4-Methylenedioxyphenol is a natural organic compound which is a component of sesame oil. It is a derivative of phenol. It can be produced by organic synthesis from heliotropine, coming from natural resources. It has been found to be an antioxidant that may prevent the spoilage of oils, and may protect the body from damage from free radicals. It also may prevent the spoilage of oils by acting as an antifungal. It is used as a chemical intermediate in the industrial synthesis of the pharmaceutical drug paroxetine.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to off-white crystalline powder
Boiling Point 121-127 °C
CAS Number 533-31-3
Density 1.394 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-561-5
HS Code 29329970
IUPAC Name 3,4-Methylenedioxyphenol
InChI 1S/C7H6O3/c8-5-1-2-6-7(3-5)10-4-9-6/h1-3,8H,4H2
Melting Point 62-65 °C
Molar Mass 138.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H6O3
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number SM0890000
Solubility Slightly soluble
Synonyms Sesamol;1,3-Benzodioxol-5-ol;Phenol,3,4-(methylenedioxy)-