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Benzylacetone

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Benzylacetone Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:-13°C
  • Boiling point:235 °C(lit.)
  • Density 0.989 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • vapor pressure 0.0386 hPa (20 °C)
  • refractive index n20/D 1.512(lit.)
  • Flash point:209 °F
  • storage temp. Sealed in dry,Room Temperature
  • form Liquid
  • color Clear colorless to pale yellow
  • Water Solubility PRACTICALLY INSOLUBLE
  • BRN 1907123
  • CAS DataBase Reference2550-26-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
  • NIST Chemistry Reference4-Phenyl-2-butanone(2550-26-7)
  • EPA Substance Registry System2-Butanone, 4-phenyl- (2550-26-7)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xi
  • Risk Statements 38
  • Safety Statements 37-24/25
  • WGK Germany 1
  • RTECS EL9600000
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29143900
  • ToxicityLD50 orally in Rabbit: 3200 mg/kg
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Benzylacetone Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical PropertiesClear colorless to pale yellowish liquid
  • Chemical Propertieshas been identified as a volatile component of cocoa. Benzylacetone is a sweet-floral-smelling liquid, which can be prepared by selective hydrogenation of benzylidene acetone (from benzaldehyde and acetone). It is used in soap perfumes.
  • Uses4-Phenyl-2-butanone is an attractant compound found in the flower Nicotiana attenuata. It is also used in the preparation of 4-oxocyclohexanecarbaldehyde derivatives.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 38, p. 2097, 1990 DOI: 10.1248/cpb.38.2097
    Tetrahedron Letters, 25, p. 5467, 1984 DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)81600-2
  • Safety ProfileModerately toxic by ingestion and intraperitoneal routes. An eye and severe skin irritant. Flammable liquid. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
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