Author Topic: 3,6-Dimethylcatechol  (Read 877 times)

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Nemo_Tenetur

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3,6-Dimethylcatechol
« on: November 01, 2002, 03:06:00 PM »
Is 3,6-Dimethylcatechol commercially available? I've looked through all my catalogues and chemexper gave also no matches. Other name for this compound: 1,4-Dimethyl-2,3-dihydroxybenzene.

Rhodium

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Xylocatechol
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2002, 03:43:00 PM »
Dunno about commercial availability, but it can be prepared from 2-Hydroxy-3,6-Dimethylbenzaldehyde or 2,3-Dihydroxy-4-methylbenzaldehyde:

J. Chem. Soc. 1615-1618 (1953)
J. Chem. Soc. 2042-2044 (1954)

Nemo_Tenetur

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Thanks for the reference ...
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2002, 06:02:00 PM »
I'll look next week in the library if this is a practical route (precursors not prohibitively expensive, not too much steps and too low yield).