CAS No. 5575-48-4 is a colorless to yellowish liquid, with an aromatic odor. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon, with a molecular formula of C8H8O. It is an isomer of anisole, a phenyl ether.
It is used as a solvent in the production of plastics, coatings, and inks, as well as in the manufacturing of flavors and fragrances. It is also used as a chemical intermediate in agricultural and pharmaceutical applications. It is miscible with most organic solvents and can be used in a wide range of temperatures.
In the plastics industry, it is used as a solvent for the production of polyethylene, polystyrene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride and polycarbonate. It is used in paints and coatings to improve flow, adhesion and durability. In the printing industry, it is used as a solvent for inks, resins and dyes.
In the pharmaceutical industry, CAS No. 5575-48-4 is used as a solvent in the production of drugs, vitamins and antibiotics. It can also be used as an extraction solvent in the production of ointments and lotions.
In the flavor and fragrance industry, it is used as a carrier, fixative and stabilizer. It is also used in the production of perfumes and essential oils.
It is toxic and inflammable, and should be handled with caution. It should be stored in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight.