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Cyclopentanone is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of rubber adhesives, synthetic resins, pharmaceuticals and biologically active compounds. It acts as precursor for the preparation of cyclopentamine and also pentethylcyclanone, cyclopentobarbital. It is a useful laboratory reagent and is used as thinner for epoxies. It can also be used as a solvent in paint and varnish removers and for electronic applications. As a dry cleaning agent, it is used for oil extraction. It is also involved in the preparation of cyclopentanone derivatives like cyclopenylamine and cyclopentanol which find application in the perfume industry.
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Stopka, T.; Niggemann, M. Cyclopentanone as a Cation-Stabilizing Electron-Pair Donor in the Calcium-Catalyzed Intermolecular Carbohydroxylation of Alkynes. Org. Lett. 2015, 17 (6), 1437-1440.
Hazard Statements: H226-H315-H319
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P280a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. 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. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.