Appearance and properties: Colorless liquid.
Melting point(℃): -12.3
Relative density (water=1): 1.09
Boiling point(℃): 198
Relative vapour density (air=1): 4.68
Molecular formula: C8H8O2
Molecular weight: 136.15
Major component: pure
Saturated vapor pressure (kPa): 0.13(39℃)
Flash point(℃): 82
Solubility: insoluble in water, soluble in methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol and diethyl ether.
Functions and uses: soluble in methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol and diethyl ether; insoluble in water. The product can be used as intermediate for organic synthesis, as solvent, or as spice.