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Benzoxazole Benzoxazole
Systematic name benzoxazole
Other names 1-Oxa-3-aza-1H-indene
Molecular formula C7H5NO
Molar mass 119.12 g/mol
Appearance white to light yellow solid
CAS number [273-53-0]
Density and phase ? g/cm3, ?
Solubility in water insol.
Melting point 27 - 30 °C (? K)
Boiling point 182 °C (? K)
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards ?
NFPA 704
Flash point 58 °C
R/S statement R: ?
S: ?
RTECS number ?
Related compounds
Related compounds oxazole
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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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.

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