135380 Aldrich

Phenylacetone

99%

Synonym: Benzyl methyl ketone, Phenyl-2-propanone

  • CAS Number 103-79-7

  • Linear Formula C6H5CH2COCH3

  • Molecular Weight 134.18

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 742120

  •  EC Number 203-144-4

  •  MDL number MFCD00017249

Properties

Related Categories Building Blocks, C9, Carbonyl Compounds, Chemical Synthesis, Ketones,
assay   99%
drug control   USDEA Schedule II
availability   available only in EU
density   1.003 g/mL at 20 °C(lit.)

Description

General description

Phenylacetone is the immediate precursor for clandestine production of amphetamine and methamphetamine1. Phenylacetone on anaerobic incubations with rat liver mitochondria gets reduced to phenylisopropanol2.

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