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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.
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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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