| IUPAC name
|Boiling point||173–175 °C (343–347 °F; 446–448 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
2-Octanone is a clear, colorless liquid. It is oily and insoluble in water, although it will form emulsions. It has a strong odor which is reminiscent of fruity candy and blue cheese.
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.