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2-Butanone is used as a solvent and for extractions in the pharmaceutical industry. 2-butanone acts as oxidant for the iridium-catalyzed oxidations of primary alcohols. It is useful for the catalytic transfer hydrogenation on MgO. It is used as a mobile phase in High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
Suzuki, T.; Morita, K.; Tsuchida, M.; Hiroi, K. Iridium-Catalyzed Oppenauer Oxidations of Primary Alcohols Using Acetone or 2-Butanone as Oxidant. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68 (4), 1601-1602.
Szollosi, G.; Bartok, M. Catalytic transfer hydrogenation of 2-butanone on MgO. New active surface sites generated by treatment with chloroform. Catal. Lett. 1999, 59 (2-4), 179-185.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H225-H319-H336
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
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