|Molar mass||119.12 g/mol|
|Appearance||white to light yellow solid|
|Density and phase||? g/cm3, ?|
|Solubility in water||insol.|
|Melting point||27 - 30 °C (? K)|
|Boiling point||182 °C (? K)|
|Flash point||58 °C|
|R/S statement||R: ? |
|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.
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.
- Isoxazole, an analog with the nitrogen atom in position 2.
- Imidazole, an analog with the oxygen replaced by a nitrogen.
- Thiazole, an analog with the oxygen replaced by a sulfur.
- Pyrrole, an analog without the oxygen atom.
- Furan, an analog without the nitrogen atom.
- Oxazoline, which has one double bond reduced.
- Oxazolidinedione, which has both double bonds reduced.
- Oxazolidine, which has both double bonds reduced.
- Simple aromatic rings