IUPAC Name: Benzene-1,2-diol
Synonym: Pyrocatechol 1,2-Benzenediol, 2-Hydroxyphenol, 1,2-Dihydroxybenzene, o-Benzenediol, o-Dihydroxybenzene
CAS no :120-80-9
EEC no :204-427-5
Molecular Formula: C6H6O2
Molecular Weight: 110.11g/mol
Catechol, also known as pyrocatechol or 1,2-dihydroxybenzene, is an organic compound with the molecular formula C6H4(OH)2. It is the ortho isomer of the three isomeric benzenediols. Catechol is available as flakes and 85% solution in solvents. It is produced industrially by the hydroxylation of phenol using hydrogen peroxide.
C6H5OH + H2O2 → C6H4(OH)2 + H2O
- Used largely in the production of pesticides
-Used as a precursor to fine chemicals such as perfumes and pharmaceuticals.
- Several flavours and fragrances are prepared starting from catechol.
- Piperonal, a flowery scent, is prepared from the methylene diether of catechol
- Vanillin, a flavour and fragrance component is synthetically produced using Catechol. CFS uses environment-friendly process to manufacture it. Vanillin produced through this route is safe for food applications.
- Used in production of ethylvanillin, a component of chocolate confectioneries.
- Used for replacing sandalwood oil
- Guaiacol is prepared by methylation of catechol
IUPAC Name :2-Methoxyphenol
Synonym: Pyrocatechol monomethyl ether 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxybenzene
CAS no.: 90-05-1
Molecular Formula: C7H8O2
Molecular Weight:124.14 g/mol
Guaiacol is a naturally occurring organic compound, known for its flavouring properties. It is clear colourless to slightly yellow coloured liquid (above 28°C) or crystalline solid mass with characteristic aromatic odour.
Guaiacol is manufactured in industry by methylation of pyrocatechol and mainly used as a precursor for synthesis of Vanillin. It is also used in synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients, flavouring agents and perfumery products.
Flavours & Fragrances:
Guaiacol is used in the synthesis of various flavours and fragrances such as Vanillin, Isovanillin, Eugenol, Isoeugenol, Zingerone, 4-Ethylguaiacol & 4-Vinylguaiacol etc.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients:
Guaiacol is used in the synthesis of expectorant such as Guaifenesin and Sulfoguaiacol. Drug intermediates obtained from Guaiacol are used in the synthesis of muscle relaxant and cardio vascular drugs such as Methacarbamol, Carvedilol and Ranolazine.
Chemical Name: 1,2-Dimethoxybenzene
Synonym: Pyrocatechol dimethyl ether ortho-Dimethoxybenzene
Cas no.: 91-16-7
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight:138.16 g/mol
Veratrole is a clear colourless liquid (above 22°C). Veratrole is manufactured in industry by methylation of pyrocatechol and used as a precursor for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients, flavouring agents and perfumery products.
Used as a building block for various chemical compounds, some of it are as follows:
Agrochemical: Used in the synthesis of fungicide Dimethomorph.
Flavours & Fragrances: Used in the synthesis of flavours and fragrances such as Veratraldehyde, 4-Ethyl veratrole and 4-Propenyl veratrole etc.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Intermediates prepared from Veratrole are used in the synthesis of various active pharmaceutical ingredients such as Verapamil, Mebevarine, Papevarine, Donepezil & Itopride etc.
Chemical Name: 2-Ethoxyphenol
Cas no.: 94-71-3
Molecular Formula: C8H10O2
Molecular Weight: 138.166 g/mol
Guethol is an aromatic ether in which one of the hydroxy groups has been alkylated to give the corresponding ethyl ether. It is a volatile organic compound and a member of phenols. It derives from a catechol and has a role as a flavouring agent.
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