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2-Hexanone

analytical standard

Synonym: Butyl methyl ketone

  • CAS Number 591-78-6

  • Linear Formula CH3(CH2)3COCH3

  • Molecular Weight 100.16

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1737676

  •  EC Number 209-731-1

  •  MDL number MFCD00009482

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329747440

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories Additional Standards, Alpha Sort, Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography, Chromatography,
Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
vapor pressure   10 mmHg ( 39 °C)
assay   ≥99.5% (GC)
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.401 (lit.)
  n20/D 1.401
bp   127 °C (lit.)
mp   −57 °C (lit.)
density   0.812 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
Cosmetics
Environmental
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
storage temp.   room temp
SMILES string   CCCCC(C)=O
InChI   1S/C6H12O/c1-3-4-5-6(2)7/h3-5H2,1-2H3
InChI key   QQZOPKMRPOGIEB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

2-Hexanone (MBK, 2-Oxohexane) is a volatile organic compound, that exists as a clear, colorless liquid with a sharp odor. It dissolves very easily in water, and can evaporate easily into the air as a vapor. It is occasionally found as a volatile component of normal human biofluids. It was used as an industrial hexacarbon solvent, but is no longer used or made owing to its neurotoxic nature leading to various human diseases.

Application

2-Hexanone may be used as an analytical standard for the determination of the analyte in biological samples, starch-based polymers, moldy building materials, and alcoholic matrices by various chromatography techniques.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
Target organs 
Central nervous system
RIDADR 
UN1224 - class 3 - PG 3 - Ketones, liquid, n.o.s., HI: all
WGK Germany 
WGK 1
RTECS 
MP1400000
Flash Point(F) 
73.4 °F - closed cup
Flash Point(C) 
23 °C - closed cup
Protocols & Articles

Articles

GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1701

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1701
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography

GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on SUPELCOWAX 10

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on SUPELCOWAX 10
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification

GC Analysis of a 56-Component Industrial Solvents Mix on SLB®-IL60, Comparison to a Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Column

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of a 56-Component Industrial Solvents Mix on SLB®-IL60, Comparison to a Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Column
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Gas chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Purge and trap, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

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