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Benzoxazole



Benzoxazole
IUPAC name benzoxazole
Other names 1-Oxa-3-aza-1H-indene
Identifiers
CAS number 273-53-0
SMILES O1C=NC2=CC=CC=C12
Properties
Molecular formula C7H5NO
Molar mass 119.12 g/mol
Appearance white to light yellow solid
Density  ? g/cm3, ?
Melting point

27 - 30 °C (? K)

Boiling point

182 °C (? K)

Solubility in water insol.
Hazards
Flash point 58 °C
Related Compounds
Related compounds oxazole
indole
benzofuran
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Benzoxazole is an aromatic organic compound with a molecular formula C7H5NO, a benzene-fused oxazole ring structure, and an odor similar to pyridine. Benzoxazole has no household use. It is used primarily in industry and research.

Additional recommended knowledge

Being a heterocyclic compound, benzoxazole finds use in research as a starting material for the synthesis of larger, usually bioactive structures. It is found within the chemical structures of pharmaceutical drugs such as flunoxaprofen.

Its aromaticity makes it relatively stable, although as a heterocycle, it has reactive sites which allow for functionalization.

See also

References

     
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