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A14189 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer, 97%

CAS Number
62147-49-3
Synonyms
2,5-Dihydroxy-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dimethanol

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A14189-18 50g 21.90
A14189-30 250g 79.50
A14189-0B 1000g 279.00
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1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer, 97%

MDL
MFCD00051019
EINECS
612-947-2

Chemical Properties

Formula
C6H12O6
Formula Weight
180.16
Melting point
ca 75-82°
Storage & Sensitivity
Keep Cold. Hygroscopic. Store under Nitrogen.
Solubility
Soluble in ethanol, ethyl ether, acetone. Slightly soluble in water. Insoluble in ligroin.

Applications

1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer is used as a catalytic agent and petrochemical additive. It is also used as a building block in organic synthesis. Further, it serves as a reagent in three-carbon nucleophilic or electrophilic component in various reactions.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

In solid state, exists predominantly as trans-2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dimethanol (structure and CAS registry number as shown). On melting or in solution, mainly dissociates to monomeric 1,3-dihydroxyacetone [96-26-4]: J. Mol. Struct., 35, 85 (1976).

For a review of the dihydroxyacetone unit as a verstaile 3-carbon building block in organic synthesis, see: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44, 1305 (2005).

Huang, Y.; Pathirana, C.; Ye, Q.; Palaniswamy, V. Non-enzymatic transformation of DL-glyceraldehyde, 1,3-dihydroxyacetone, and pyruvaldehyde with primary amine to the same DL-alanine derivatives. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (30), 4516-4519.

Li, Y.; Zaera, F. Factors affecting activity and selectivity in the oxidation of glycerol promoted by platinum catalysts. Catal. Sci. Technol. 2015, 5 (7), 3773-3781.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335

Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501c

Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,3182
Beilstein
112910
Harmonized Tariff Code
2932.99
TSCA
No

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