Guaiacol 99% [90-05-1]
Guaiacol used in non-chronic respiratory tract infections as an expectorant and disinfectant of the upper respiratory tract. Used in the form of glycerol ether (guaifenesin) and as a sulfone derivative, sulfogwajacol. In the industry it is an intermediate in the production of vanillin.
Physical description. Clear, colorless or pale yellow or pink liquid
Refractive index (20 ° C) 1.5400 – 1.5450
Purity ≥ 99.0%
Colorless to amber crystals or liquids.
Density (solid) 1.129 g / cm3.
Solidifies at 28 ° C (82.4 ° F).
Slightly soluble in water.
Soluble in aqueous sodium hydroxide solution.
Used in medicine as an expectorant.
Used because of its antioxidant properties as an anti-peeling paint.
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