Cyclohexylacetone

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Cyclohexylacetone
Cyclohexylacetone 2D.svg
Names
IUPAC name
1-cyclohexylpropan-2-one
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.858
UNII
Properties
C9H16O
Molar mass 140.22 g/mol
Density 0.905
Boiling point 198 to 200 °C (388 to 392 °F; 471 to 473 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Cyclohexylacetone (acetonylcyclohexane) is an organic compound. Cyclohexylacetone is closely related to phenylacetone being phenylacetone with the benzene ring replaced with a cyclohexane ring. Similarly to phenylacetone's synthesis, cyclohexylacetone can be prepared by a variant of the Friedel-Crafts reaction (the Darzens–Nenitzescu Synthesis of Ketones) by reacting cyclohexane with chloroacetone.

Applications[edit]

Cyclohexylacetone along with N-Methylformamide can be used to make racemic propylhexedrine in a similar fashion to the phenylacetone synthesis of methamphetamine.[1]

Another cyclohexylacetone use is in the production of droprenilamine.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Merck Index 7761 - Kleeman & Engel p.774 OCDS Vol.1 p.37 (1977) I.N. p.817