Synonyms: 4’-Methylpropiophenone, p-Methylpropiophenone, 1-(4-Methylphenyl)-1-propanone, Ethyl 4-Methylphenyl Ketone, 1-(4-Tolyl)-1-propanone, Ethyl p-Tolyl Ketone, NSC 852
4′-methylpropiophenone is an organic chemical compound. The molecular formula of the substance is C10H12O and its CAS number is 5337-93-9. The compound is sometimes called p-methylpropiophenone.
The substance is a clear light yellow liquid with a molar mass of 148.205 g/mol. The boiling point of the chemical is 238 to 239°C; its melting point is 7.2°C. Further, 4′-methylpropiophenone characteristics include:
- Density: 0.991 g/mL at 20°C;
- Refractive index: 1.5280;
- Flash point: 108°C
The chemical dissolves in hexane and chloroform.
This organic is most often used as a chemical reagent in electrocarboxylation reactions. It also serves as pharmaceutical and synthesis material intermediate.
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Storage and Safety
The chemical should be stored in tightly closed container in cool, dry, and well-ventilated placer. Keep it away from oxidizing agents.
The compound is an irritant and may cause serious eye damage and allergic reaction on the skin, so protective gloves and eye shields are obligatory. Besides, it is toxic to aquatic life.