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Phenylacetone

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Phenylacetone Basic information

Product Name:
Phenylacetone
Synonyms:
  • 1-PHENYLACETONE
  • 1-PHENYL-2-PROPANONE
  • 2-Propanone, 1-phenyl-
  • 2-Propanone,1-phenyl-
  • 3-Phenyl-2-propanone
  • alpha-Phenylacetone
  • Benaylmethyldetone
  • Fenproporex-M (desamino-oxo-)
CAS:
103-79-7
MF:
C9H10O
MW:
134.18
EINECS:
203-144-4
Product Categories:
  • Aromatics
  • Intermediates & Fine Chemicals
  • ACETYLGROUP
  • Pharmaceutical Intermediates
  • Metabolites & Impurities
  • Pharmaceuticals
Mol File:
103-79-7.mol
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Phenylacetone Chemical Properties

Melting point:
-15 °C
Boiling point:
216 °C
Density 
1.003 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)
refractive index 
1.5155-1.5175
Flash point:
83°C
storage temp. 
Controlled Substance, -20°C Freezer
Water Solubility 
Insoluble
BRN 
742120
CAS DataBase Reference
103-79-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Benzyl methyl ketone(103-79-7)
EPA Substance Registry System
2-Propanone, 1-phenyl- (103-79-7)
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Safety Information

Safety Statements 
24/25
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
UC3500100
HS Code 
29143910
Hazardous Substances Data
103-79-7(Hazardous Substances Data)
Toxicity
LD50 intraperitoneal in mouse: 540mg/kg

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Phenylacetone Usage And Synthesis

Description

Phenylacetone (exempt preparation) (Item No. 16444) is an analytical reference standard categorized as a precursor in the synthesis of amphetamine and methamphetamine. Phenylacetone is regulated as a Schedule II compound in the United States. Phenylacetone (exempt preparation) (Item No. 16444) is provided as a DEA exempt preparation. This product is intended for research and forensic applications.

Chemical Properties

clear yellow liquid

Uses

A metabolite of Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate.

Uses

In organic synthesis; production of benzyl radicals by photolysis.

Definition

ChEBI: A propanone that is propan-2-one substituted by a phenyl group at position 1.

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