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Propiophenone is an intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and organic compounds. It is used in the synthesis of ephedrine and propiophenone derivatives such as cathinone, and methcathinone. It can also be used in the synthesis of aryl alkenes.
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Propiophenone and its derivatives are readily rearranged to methyl esters of ɑ-methyl arylacetic acids by reaction with I2, ICl or ICl3 in trimethyl orthoformate: J. Org. Chem., 53, 4859 (1988).
Undergoes a Mannich reaction with hexamethylenetetramine in acetic anhydride. The resulting ɑ-methylene derivative can be cyclized to an indanone in high yield: Synth. Commun., 26, 1775 (1996):
Hazard Statements: H227
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P280a-P370+P378a-P403+P235-P501a
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