Agent Name

1,3-Diphenyl-2-propanone

CAS Number

102-04-5

Formula

C15-H14-O

Major Category

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Synonyms

1,3-Diphenylacetone; 1,3-Diphenylpropanone; 2-Propanone, 1,3-diphenyl-; Benzyl ketone; Dibenzyl ketone; alpha,alpha'-Diphenylacetone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Melting point = 35 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Light yellow or white crystalline solid; mp = 32-36 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes ataxia in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Propiophenone."

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