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3-Pentanone is mainly used as a solvent in paint and a precursor to vitamin E. It is used as a reagent to synthesize ethyl 2-cyano-3,3-diethylacrylate by Knoevenagel condensation. It also shows anticonvulsant effect in several types of mouse seizure models. It serves as an intermediate in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.
Le, S. T.; Asahara, H.; Nishiwaki, N. Tailor-Made Synthesis of N,N,2,6-Tetrasubstituted 4-Nitroanilines by Three-Component Ring Transformation of Dinitropyridone. Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 2015 (6), 1203-1206.
Cripewell, J. T.; Schwarz, C. E.; Burger, A. J. Vapor-Liquid Equilibria Measurements for the Nine n-Alkane/Ketone Pairs Comprising 2-, 3-, and 4-Heptanone with n-Octane, n-Nonane, and n-Decane. J. Chem. Eng. Data 2015, 60 (3), 602-611.
Hazard Statements: H225-H303-H335-H336
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P280a-P303+P361+P353-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.