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Crystals 2012, 2(2), 521-527; doi:10.3390/cryst2020521
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Ethyl 2,6-Dimethoxybenzoate: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Analysis

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Received: 19 March 2012; in revised form: 4 May 2012 / Accepted: 9 May 2012 / Published: 22 May 2012
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Abstract: The acid catalyzed esterification of 2,6-dimethoxybenzoic acid (1) in the presence of absolute ethanol afforded ethyl 2, 6-dimethoxybenzoate (2). The structure of the resulting compound was supported by spectroscopic data and unambiguously confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The title compound crystallized in the triclinic space group P ī with unit cell parameters a = 8.5518(3) Å, b = 10.8826(8) Å, c = 11.9939(6) Å, α = 101.273(5)°, β = 98.287(3)°, γ = 94.092(4)°, V = 1077.54(10) Å3, Z = 4, Dc = 1.296 Mg/m3, F(000) = 448 and μ = 0.098 mm−1. Compound (2) crystallizes with two molecules in the asymmetric unit with similar conformations.
Keywords: esterification; ethyl 2,6-dimethoxybenzoate; spectroscopic data; crystal structure esterification; ethyl 2,6-dimethoxybenzoate; spectroscopic data; crystal structure
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Khan, I.; Ibrar, A.; White, J.M. Ethyl 2,6-Dimethoxybenzoate: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Analysis. Crystals 2012, 2, 521-527.

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Khan I, Ibrar A, White JM. Ethyl 2,6-Dimethoxybenzoate: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Analysis. Crystals. 2012; 2(2):521-527.

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Khan, Imtiaz; Ibrar, Aliya; White, Jonathan M. 2012. "Ethyl 2,6-Dimethoxybenzoate: Synthesis, Spectroscopic and X-ray Crystallographic Analysis." Crystals 2, no. 2: 521-527.


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