Agent Name

Phenylacetone

CAS Number

103-79-7

Formula

C9-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Phenyl-2-propanone; 3-Phenyl-2-propanone; Benzyl methyl ketone; Methyl benzyl ketone; Phenyl-2-propanone; Phenylmethyl methyl ketone; 2-Propanone, 1-phenyl-; P2P; [ChemIDplus] 1-Phenylpropan-2-one; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] alpha-Phenylacetone; [RTECS] UN1993

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and to make benzyl radicals by photolysis; [Merck Index] A flavoring agent that naturally occurs in passion fruit juice; [ToxPlanet: EFSA]

Comments

Causes ataxia in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 540 mg/kg); [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA]

Restricted

Controlled substance (precursor to amphetamine and methamphetamine); [Merck Index]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.22 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Combustible liquid, n.o.s."

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