| IUPAC name
| Preferred IUPAC name
| Other names
Methyl phenyl ketone
|Molar mass||120.15 g/mol|
|Appearance||Colorless solid (<20 °C) or liquid (>20 °C)|
|Melting point||19–20 °C (66–68 °F; 292–293 K)|
|Boiling point||202 °C (396 °F; 475 K)|
| 0.55 g/100 ml (25 °C)|
1.22 g/100 ml (80 °C)
|Solubility|| Soluble in acetone, benzene, chloroform, diethyl ether, ethanol, glycerol, lipids|
Slightly soluble in conc. sulfuric acid
|Vapor pressure||0.397 mmHg at 25 °C|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
|Flash point||77 °C|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Acetophenone is an organic compound, the simplest aromatic ketone. It has the formula C6H5C(O)CH3.
Acetophenone is the precursor used in the manufacturing of styrene.
Acetophenone is a colorless liquid at temperatures higher than room temperature and a solid at lower temperatures, making it an interesting chemical compound.
Can be bought from chemical suppliers.
In Canada it's classified as schedule VI, class A precursor. Purchasing requires an EUD.
An accessible route involves the pyrolysis of a mixture of calcium acetate and calcium benzoate. Another method is Friedel-Crafts acylation with anhydrous aluminium trichloride, acetyl chloride and benzene.
- Nice smelling aromas
- Make Biperiden
Acetophenone has low toxicity and its carcinogenicity hasn't been confirmed.
In closed bottles.
Acetophenone should be mixed with a more flammable solvent and incinerated.