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CAS number 104-87-0 YesY
PubChem 7725
ChemSpider 13865424 YesY
KEGG C06758 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:28617 YesY
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Molecular formula C8H8O
Molar mass 120.14852
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 1.019 g/mL (25 °C)
Melting point

-6.00 °C

Boiling point

204-205 °C

Refractive index (nD) 1.545 (20 °C)
MSDS Aldrich MSDS, reprinted
Related compounds
Related compounds Benzaldehyde
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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4-Methylbenzaldehyde is a simple aromatic aldehyde. It is commercially available, but may be prepared from the Friedel-Crafts formylation of toluene with carbon monoxide and hydrogen chloride under Gattermann-Koch conditions:.[1] 4-Methylbenzaldehyde has a cherry-like scent similar to Benzaldehyde.


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