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CAS number 121-71-1
PubChem 8487
ChemSpider 8174
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Molecular formula C8H8O2
Molar mass 136.14 g/mol
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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3-Hydroxyacetophenone is a chemical compound. It is a component of castoreum, the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature beaver.[1]

Related compounds[edit]

Man excretes conjugated 2-amino-3-hydroxyacetophenone, a compound in tryptophan metabolism.[2]

The plant Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus (Asteraceae) contains an unusual m-hydroxyacetophenone, named viscidone.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Müller-Schwarze, D.; Houlihan, Peter W. (1991). "Pheromonal activity of single castoreum constituents in beaver,Castor canadensis". Journal of Chemical Ecology 17 (4): 715–34. doi:10.1007/BF00994195. PMID 24258917. 
  2. ^ Dalgliesh, CE (1955). "Excretion of conjugated 2-amino-3-hydroxyacetophenone by man, and its significance in tryptophan metabolism". Biochemical Journal 61 (2): 334–337. PMC 1215790. 
  3. ^ Ngo, le-van; Thi, Van Cuong Pham (1981). "An unusual m-hydroxyacetophenone and three new chromanone derivatives from Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus". Phytochemistry 20 (3): 485. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)84171-0.