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2-Methylcyclohexanone is used as a fragrant and flavoring agent. It can also be used for the preparation of a novel pladienolide analog scaffold. Also used as a solvent.
Ahmed Atlamsani; Jean Marie Bregeault; Mahfoud Ziyad. Oxidation of 2-methylcyclohexanone and cyclohexanone by dioxygen catalyzed by vanadium-containing heteropolyanions. J. Org. Chem. 1993, 58, (21),5663-5665
Ivan Jabin; Gilbert Revial; Alain Tomas; Pascale Lemoine; Michel Pfau. Diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity in the addition of chiral imines of 2-methylcyclohexanone to crotonic and methacrylic acid esters. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 1995, 6, (7),1795-1812
For use in the asymmetric synthesis of a steroid building block, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 610 (1998); for reaction scheme. see (S)-(-)-1-Phenylethylamine, A12632.
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