3-Methyl-2,4-pentanedione, mixture of tautomers

technical grade, 85%

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technical grade

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n20/D 1.442 (lit.)


172-174 °C (lit.)


0.981 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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General description

Peroxynitrite promoted aerobic oxidation of 3-methyl-2,4-pentanedione has been reported. The kinetics of the reaction of OH radicals with 3-methyl-2,4-pentanedione has been investigated in the gas-phase using a pulsed laser photolysis-laser induced fluorescence technique. 3-methyl-2,4-pentanedione participates in asymmetric substitution of 1,3-diphenyl-2-propenyl acetate catalyzed by amphiphilic resin-supported monodentate phosphine ligands.


25 g in glass bottle


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Target Organs

Respiratory system

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1224 - class 3 - PG 3 - Ketones, liquid, n.o.s., HI: all

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

134.6 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

57 °C - closed cup

Palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allylic substitution in aqueous media using amphiphilic resin-supported MOP ligands.
Uozumi Y, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 39(45), 8303-8306 (1998)
F S Knudsen et al.
Chemical research in toxicology, 13(5), 317-326 (2000-05-17)
Peroxynitrite is shown here to promote the aerobic oxidation of isobutanal (IBAL) and 3-methyl-2,4-pentanedione (MP) in a pH 7.2 phosphate buffer into acetone plus formate and biacetyl plus acetate, respectively. These products are expected from dioxetane intermediates, whose thermolysis is...
Rate coefficients for the reactions of OH radicals with the keto/enol tautomers of 2, 4-pentanedione and 3-methyl-2, 4-pentanedione, allyl alcohol and methyl vinyl ketone using the enols and methyl nitrite as photolytic sources of OH.
Holloway A-L, et al.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 176(1), 183-190 (2005)
Jiyuan Jin et al.
Chemosphere, 223, 628-635 (2019-02-25)
Quinones are components of electron transport chains in photosynthesis and respiration. Acetylacetone (AA), structurally similar to benzoquinone (BQ) for the presence of two identical carbonyl groups, has been reported as a quinone-like electron shuttle. Both BQ and AA are important...
Marzena Fandzloch et al.
Journal of inorganic biochemistry, 176, 144-155 (2017-09-15)
Tropical diseases currently constitute a major health problem and thus a challenge in the field of drug discovery. The current treatments show serious disadvantages due to cost, toxicity, long therapy duration and resistance, and the use of metal complexes as...

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