Agent Name

Propiophenone

Alternative Name

Phenyl ethyl ketone

CAS Number

93-55-0

Formula

C9-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Phenyl-1-propanone; 1-Propanone, 1-phenyl-; Ethyl phenyl ketone; Ketone, ethyl phenyl; Propionylbenzene; Phenyl ethyl ketone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Water-white to light amber liquid or solid with a strong flowery odor; mp = 17.5-21 deg C; [HSBD] Colorless or yellow liquid; mp = 17-18 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in perfumery; to make ephedrine, other pharmaceuticals, and organic chemicals; as laboratory reagent; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Acetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.17 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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