Methylhydroquinone Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Methylhydroquinone Properties


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Methylhydroquinone is used as a stabilizer for unsaturated polyesters and as an antioxidant for fatty esters, linseed oil, and other nonfood fats and oils. It is used as a stabilizer to inhibit peroxide formation in ethers, chlorinated hydrocarbons and ethyl cellulose. It is also used as an intermediate to manufacture other stabilizers, dyes, pharmaceuticals and plasticizers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
Boiling Point 285°C
CAS Number 95-71-6
Class 6.1
Density 1.21 g/cm3
EINECS Number 202-443-7
HS Code 29072900
IUPAC Name 2-Methylbenzene-1,4-diol
InChI 1/C7H8O2/c1-5-4-6(8)2-3-7(5)9/h2-4,8-9H,1H3
Melting Point 128-130°C
Molar Mass 124.13 g/mol
Molecular Formula C7H8O2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
PG 3
RTECS Number MX6700000
Refractive 1.594 n/D
Solubility 77 g/l
Synonyms Methylhydroquinone;Hydroquinone,methyl-;1,4-Dihydroxy-2-methylbenzene;2,5-Dihydroxytoluene;2,5-Toluenediol;2-Methyl-1,4-benzenediol;2-Methyl-1,4-dihydroxybenzene;2-Methyl-1,4-hydroquinone;2-Methyl-p-hydroquinone;2-Methylhydroquinone;4-Hydroxy-2-methylphenol;M-HQ;Methyl-p-hydroquinone;Toluquinol;Toluhydroquinone