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2,3-Butanedione

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Biacetyl, Diacetyl
Linear Formula:
CH3COCOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
86.09
Beilstein:
605398
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

3 (vs air)

vapor pressure

52.2 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.0% (GC)

autoignition temp.

345 °C

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.394 (lit.)

bp

88 °C (lit.)

density

0.981 g/mL (lit.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

CC(=O)C(C)=O

InChI

1S/C4H6O2/c1-3(5)4(2)6/h1-2H3

InChI key

QSJXEFYPDANLFS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

2,3-Butanedione, a volatile compound, is a product of citrate metabolism that is generally produced by certain bacteria including Lactococcus lactis ssp. diacetylactis and Leuconostoc citrovorum. It has a typical buttery flavor and is commonly found in fermented dairy products, such as sour cream, yogurt and cottage cheese.

Application

2,3-Butanedione may be used as an analytical standard for the determination of the analyte in milk and human breath samples by solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography.
Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT RE 2 Inhalation

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

44.6 °F

Flash Point(C)

7 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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