Isopropylacetone
Title: Isopropylacetone
CAS Registry Number: 108-10-1
CAS Name: 4-Methyl-2-pentanone
Additional Names: methyl isobutyl ketone; hexone
Molecular Formula: C6H12O
Molecular Weight: 100.16
Percent Composition: C 71.95%, H 12.08%, O 15.97%
Line Formula: CH3COCH2CH(CH3)2
Literature References: Manuf: Faith, Keyes & Clark's Industrial Chemicals, F. A. Lowenheim, M. K. Moran, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1975) pp 543-546. Toxicity data: Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 4, 119 (1951).
Properties: Colorless liquid; faint, ketonic and camphor odor. d420 0.801. bp 117-118°. nD20 1.396. Flash pt, closed cup: 73°F (23°C). mp -84.7°. Moderately sol in water (1.91%); misc with alcohol, benzene, ether. LD50 orally in rats: 2.08 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp -84.7°
Boiling point: bp 117-118°
Flash point: Flash pt, closed cup: 73°F (23°C)
Index of refraction: nD20 1.396
Density: d420 0.801
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 2.08 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, skin and mucous membranes; headache; narcosis, coma; dermatitis. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 164.
Use: Solvent for gums, resins, nitrocellulose, etc.

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