Benzyl Ether

Title: Benzyl Ether
CAS Registry Number: 103-50-4
CAS Name: 1,1¢-[Oxybis(methylene)]bis[benzene]
Additional Names: dibenzyl ether
Molecular Formula: C14H14O
Molecular Weight: 198.26
Percent Composition: C 84.81%, H 7.12%, O 8.07%
Line Formula: (C6H5CH2)2O
Literature References: Prepd: Lachman, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 45, 2356 (1923); Staab, Wendel, Ber. 93, 2902 (1960); Lichtenberger, Tritsch, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 1961, 363. Manuf by reduction of benzaldehyde in the presence of [Co(CO)4]2: Wender, Orchin, US 2614107 (1952 to U.S.A. as represented by the Secy. of Agr.). Physical properties: Svirbely et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 71, 507 (1949); Dreisbach, Martin, Ind. Eng. Chem. 41, 2875 (1949). Miscibility: Jackson, Drury, ibid. 51, 1491 (1959).
Properties: Unstable liquid, bp 295-298° (with dec), bp21 173-174°; bp2 125.5-126.5°. Appears to dec slowly at ordinary temps. d35 1.0341; d425 0.99735; d420 1.00142; d15 1.0482. nD25 1.5601 (Svirbely et al.), 1.53851 (Dreisbach, Martin); nD20 1.54057 (Dreisbach, Martin), 1.566 (Lichtenberger, Tritsch). Practically insol in water; miscible with ethanol, ether, chloroform, acetone.
Boiling point: bp 295-298° (with dec); bp21 173-174°; bp2 125.5-126.5°
Index of refraction: nD25 1.5601 (Svirbely et al.), 1.53851 (Dreisbach, Martin); nD20 1.54057 (Dreisbach, Martin), 1.566 (Lichtenberger, Tritsch)
Density: d35 1.0341; d425 0.99735; d420 1.00142; d15 1.0482
Use: Plasticizer for nitrocellulose; solvent in perfumery.
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