Steroids Solvent Flavour Liquid CAS 90-05-1 Guaiacol
Synonyms: PYROCATECHOL MONOMETHYL ETHER;PYROGUAIAC ACID;O-METHOXYPHENOL;O-METHYLCATECHOL;O-HYDROXYANISOLE;CATECHOL MONOMETHYL ETHER;Gulaiacol;GUAJACOL
Chemical Properties Light Yellow Oil
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.
Air & Water Reactions Sensitive to air and light (darkens). Slightly water soluble.
Reactivity Profile Guaiacol may react with oxidizing materials. Guaiacol forms salts readily with bases.
Fire Hazard Guaiacol is combustible.