Product Name: Guaiacol
Synonyms: PYROCATECHOL MONOMETHYL ETHER;PYROGUAIAC ACID;O-METHOXYPHENOL;O-METHYLCATECHOL;O-HYDROXYANISOLE;CATECHOL MONOMETHYL ETHER;Gulaiacol;GUAJACOL
Product Categories: Pharmaceutical Intermediates;Aromatic Ethers;Aromatics Compounds;Antioxidant;Biochemistry;Aromatics;ANASTIL
mp 26-29 °C(lit.)
bp 205 °C(lit.)
density 1.129 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density 4.27 (vs air)
vapor pressure 0.11 mm Hg ( 25 °C)
refractive index n20/D 1.543(lit.)
Fp 180 °F
storage temp. Refrigerator
Water Solubility 17 g/L (15 oC)
Sensitive Air Sensitive
Stability: Stable, but air and light sensitive. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
HS Code 29095010
Chemical Properties Light Yellow Oil
Usage : expectorant. Used in medicine, dyes and fragrances intermediates
GB 2760 – 96 regulations for the temporary use of edible spices. Mainly used for the preparation of Coffee, vanilla, smoke and tobacco flavor.
For the synthetic dyestuffs, also used as an analytical reagent
Used in the manufacture of guaiacol sulfonic acid calcium in medicine, the spice industry used in the manufacture of vanillin and artificial musk. Test for copper, hydrocyanic acid and nitrite.
General Description :
Colorless to amber crystals or liquid. Density (of solid) 1.129 g / cm3. Solidifies at 28°C (82.4°F), but may remain liquid for a long time even at a much lower temperature. Slightly water soluble . Soluble in aqueous sodium hydroxide. Used medicinally as an expectorant. Used, because of its anti-oxidant properties, as an anti-skinning agent for paints.