|Preferred IUPAC name
Hydroquinone dimethyl ether; p-Methoxyanisole; Dimethyl ether hydroquinone; USAF AN-9; Dimethylhydroquinone ether; Quinol dimethyl ether; p-Dimethoxybenzene
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||138.166 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||54 to 56 °C (129 to 133 °F; 327 to 329 K)|
|Boiling point||212.6 °C (414.7 °F; 485.8 K)|
|Solubility||very soluble in ether, benzene |
soluble in acetone
|Viscosity||1.04 cP at 65 °C|
|GHS Signal word||Warning|
|H315, H319, H335|
|P261, P264, P271, P280, P302+352, P304+340, P305+351+338, P312, P321, P332+313, P337+313, P362, P403+233, P405, P501|
|Flash point||94 °C (201 °F; 367 K)|
|795 °C (1,463 °F; 1,068 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
1,4-Dimethoxybenzene is an organic compound with the formula C6H4(OCH3)2. It is one of three isomers of dimethoxybenzene. It is a white solid with an intensely sweet floral odor. It is produced by several plant species.
It occurs naturally in willow (Salix), tea, hyacinth, zucchini (Cucurbita pepo). It appears to attract bees as it has a powerful response in their antenna. In a study in mice, Iranian scientists identified 1,4-dimethoxybenzene as the major psychoactive chemical in musk willow (Salix aegyptiaca) by its ability to cause somnolescence and depressed activity.