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Cyclopropyl methyl ketone was used in the preparation of homoallylic alcohols. Acetylcyclopropane is used as an intermediate for the manufacturing pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and other organic compounds.
L. S. Bartell.; J. P. Guillory.; Andrea T. Parks. Electron Diffraction Study of the Structure and Conformational Behavior of Cyclopropyl Methyl Ketone and Cyclopropanecarboxylic Acid Chloride1a. J. Phys. Chem. 1965, 69, (9), 3043-3048.
William G. Dauben.; Richard E. Wolf. Transition-state conformations in the reductive opening of cyclopropyl methyl ketones. J. Org. Chem. 1970, 35, (7), 2361-2367.
Various cyclopropyl ketones have been used in the synthesis of δ-ketonic phosphonium salts which, protected as thioacetals, have found use in the Wittig reaction: Synthesis, 648 (1987):
Hazard Statements: H225-H301-H315-H319
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P264b-P270-P280-P301+P310-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P330-P332+P313-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant