|Molar mass||108.14 g/mol|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Anisole, also known as methoxybenzene, is a colorless liquid with a smell similar to that of anise seed, and can be quite naseauting. Anisole is more electron rich than benzene because of the resonance effect of the methoxy group upon the aromatic ring. This resonance effect has a greater effect upon the π cloud of the ring than the inductive effect where the electronegative oxygen exerts a pull on the electron density in the benzene ring through the sigma bond.
Rate of reaction:
- Anisole > Benzene > Nitrobenzene
Anisole reacts with acetic anhydride to give 4-methoxyacetophenone and acetic acid as a byproduct. The reaction of anisole with P4S10 forms Lawesson's reagent an important chemical in phosphorus-sulfur chemistry.