Agent Name

Acetol

CAS Number

116-09-6

Formula

C3-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-2-propanone; 1-Hydroxyacetone; 2-Oxopropanol; Acetone alcohol; Acetylcarbinol; Acetylmethanol; Hydroxyacetone; Hydroxymethyl methyl ketone; Methanol, acetyl-; 2-Propanone, 1-hydroxy-; Hydroxy-2-propanone; [ChemIDplus] UN1224

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a peculiar odor; [Merck Index] Clear light yellow liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis (reagent) and peptide synthesis (protecting group); [Merck Index] Used as a solvent for nitrocellulose; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

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