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Acetophenone is used as a raw material in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients such as dextropropoxyphene and phenylpropanolamine. It is employed in organic synthesis and as a polymerization catalyst for olefins. It is involved in the preparation of styrene, 1-phenylethanol. It is also used as a active component of coatings and inks. It reacts with formaldehyde to prepare resins. Further, it is used in textile coatings, in perfumes for orange blossom odor. In addition to this, it is used as a solvent in plastics, adhesives and a flavoring agent in foods.
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Villalba, M.; del Pozo, M.; Calvo, E. J. Electrocatalytic hydrogenation of acetophenone and benzophenone using palladium electrodes. Electrochim. Acta 2015, 164, 125-131.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H227-H302-H319
Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation.
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.