| IUPAC name
| Other names
Methyl hexyl ketone
|Melting point||−16 °C (3 °F; 257 K)|
|Boiling point||173–175 °C (343–347 °F; 446–448 K)|
|Vapor pressure||1.35 mm Hg at 25 °C|
|Flash point||62.78 °C|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
2-Octanone will burn in air to release carbon dioxide and water vapor.
2-Octanone is a clear, colorless liquid. It is oily and barely soluble in water (0.899 g/L at 20 °C), although it will form emulsions. It is however soluble in alcohols and ether It has a strong odor which is reminiscent of fruity candy and blue (green) cheese, sometimes described as unripe apple.
2-Octanone is only available from the major chemical suppliers and some specialty aroma compound companies.
The simplest method of preparing 2-octanol is by the Jones oxidation of 2-octanol.
(explanation of procedure will be posted here soon -zts16)
- Haloform as a route to heptanoic acid
- Aroma compound collection
2-Octanone is not hazardous to handle, although it has a very strong odor that can be unpleasant to have on the skin.
There are no special storage precautions.
- Lewis, R.J. Sr.; Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary 14th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, NY 2001., p. 737