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4-Heptanone is used as a solvent for nitrocellulose as well as in organic synthesis. It is involved in the preparation of flavorings. It is used as an intermediate in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Further, it is used in paints and coatings.
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Chen, M.; Pan, Y.; Kwong, H. K.; Zeng, R. J.; Lau, K. C.; Lau, T. C. Catalytic oxidation of alkanes by a (salen)osmium(VI) nitrido complex using H2O2 as the terminal oxidant. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51 (71), 13686-13689.
Hazard Statements: H226-H332
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if inhaled.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P240-P241-P242-P243-P261-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P312-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant