|Preferred IUPAC name
Methyl nonyl ketone (MNK)
Nonyl methyl ketone
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||170.296 g·mol−1|
|Density||0.829 g/cm3, liquid|
|Melting point||15 °C (59 °F; 288 K)|
|Boiling point||231 °C (448 °F; 504 K)|
|0.00179 g/100 mL (25 °C)|
|P273, P391, P501|
|NFPA 704 (fire diamond)|
|Flash point||88 °C (190 °F; 361 K)|
|Safety data sheet (SDS)||External MSDS|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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2-Undecanone, also known as methyl nonyl ketone and IBI-246, is the organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)C9H19. It a colorless oil. It is usually produced synthetically, but it can also be extracted from various plant sources, including from essential oil of rue. It is found naturally in bananas, cloves, ginger, guava, strawberries, wild-grown tomatoes, and the perennial leaf vegetable Houttuynia cordata.
Because of its strong odor it is primarily used as an insect repellent or animal repellent. Typically, 1–2% concentrations of 2-undecanone are found in dog and cat repellents in the form of a liquid, aerosol spray, or gel. 2-Undecanone is also used in the perfumery and flavoring industries.
2-Undecanone is a ketone that is soluble in organic solvents but insoluble in water. Like most methyl ketones, 2-undecanone undergoes a haloform reaction when in the presence of a basic solution of hypochlorite. For example, the reaction between 2-undecanone and sodium hypochlorite yields sodium decanoate, chloroform, and sodium hydroxide.
- CH3CO(CH2)8CH3 + 3 NaOCl → CH3(CH2)8COONa + CHCl3 + 2 NaOH
- Liang, Minmin; Qi, M; Zhang, C; Zhou, S; Fu, R; Huang, J; et al. (2005). "Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis of volatile compounds from Houttuynia cordata Thunb after extraction by solid-phase microextraction, flash evaporation and steam distillation". Analytica Chimica Acta. 531 (1): 97–104. doi:10.1016/j.aca.2004.09.082.
- Mosquitoes Repelled By Tomato-Based Substance; Safer, More Effective Than DEET, Science Daily, June 2002
- Stephen J. Toth, Jr. and Wayne G. Buhler (2002). "North Carolina State University Scientist Discovers Mosquito Repellent in Tomatoes". Pesticide Broadcast. 12 (5).