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4-Pentylphenyl 4-Methylbenzoate

Product Code M2364A1
Price $138.00 ex. VAT

4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate, liquid crystal (nematic)

Liquid crystal for the application of optical electronics i.e. in liquid-crystal display (LCD).

4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate, with a chemical structure of 4-methylphenyl ester of 4-pentylphenyl, is a nematic liquid crystal. The only difference between 4-pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate and 4-pentylphenyl 4-methoxybenzoate is the latter has one more oxygen atom.

4-pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate can be employed as a matrix to form IBF2-matrix samples. Iodine-substituted difluoroboron(III) β-diketonate (BF2bdk) powders with 38 wt% iodine substituents show insignificant afterglow at 77 K. However, when doped into phenyl benzoate matrices, BF2bdk exhibits bright room-temperature phosphorescence with lifetimes of up to 1.0 s under ambient conditions.

4-pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate can also be used as a surrogate for the potency analysis of medical marijuana products.

Chemical Structure

4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate chemical structure, CAS 50649-59-7
Chemical structure of 4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate, CAS 50649-59-7

General Information

CAS Number 50649-59-7
Chemical Formula C19H22O2
Molecular Weight 282.38
Full Name 4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate
Synonyms Pentylphenyl methylbenzoate, 4-Amylphenyl 4′-methylbenzoate, 4-Methylbenzoic acid 4-pentylphenyl ester
Classification / Family Phenyl Ester Liquid Crystals, Nematic Liquid Crystals

Product Details

Purity >98% (1HNMR)
Form White powder/crystals
Melting Point 34.0 - 38.0 °C
Solubility Methanol

MSDS Documentation

4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate MSDS4-Pentylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate MSDS Sheet


Batch Quantity Price
M2364A1 10 g £110
M2364A1 25 g
M2364A1 50 g £340

Literature and Reviews

  1. Potency Analysis of Medical Marijuana Products from New York State, L. Li et al., Cannabis Cannabinoid Res., 4 (3), 195-203(2019); DOI: 10.1089/can.2018.0037.
  2. Containerless processing of materials by acoustic levitation, J. Gao et al., Adv. Space Res., 24 (10(, 1293-1297 (1999); DOI: 10.1016/S0273-1177(99)00736-X.
  3. Unexpected long room-temperature phosphorescence lifetimes up to 1.0 s observed in iodinated molecular systems, J. Li et al., Chem. Commun., 57, 8794-8797 (2021); DOI: 10.1039/D1CC04094D.
  4. Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic properties of liquid crystal monomers and their detection in indoor residential dust, H. Su et al., PNAS, 116 (52), 26450-26458 (2019); DOI: 10.1073/pnas.191532211 .

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