3-Hexanone

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3-Hexanone
3-Hexanone.svg
Identifiers
PubChem 11509
ChemSpider 11025
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C6H12O
Molar mass 100.16 g mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid[1]
Density 0.82 g/cm3[1]
Boiling point 123 °C (253 °F; 396 K)[1]
Solubility in water 14.7 g/L[1]
Hazards
Flash point 20 °C (68 °F; 293 K)[1]
LD50 2740 mg/kg (oral rat)[1]
2580 mg/kg (dermal, rabbit)[1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
Infobox references

3-Hexanone (ethyl propyl ketone) is an organic compound with the formula C6H12O. It is a ketone used as a solvent and as a chemical intermediate.

Preparation[edit]

3-Hexanone can be obtained by oxidation of 3-hexanol:

Synthesis 3-Hexanone A.svg

It is also the product of the Grignard reaction of propylmagnesium bromide with propionitrile:

Synthesis 3-Hexanone B.svg

Isomers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Record in the GESTIS Substance Database from the IFA