4-Phenyl-2-butanone be used as an attractant for melon flies and as an odorant for soap. It is also used in the preparation of 4-oxocyclohexanecarbaldehyde derivatives.
Melvin S.Newman; Gideon Fraenkel; Walter N.Kirn. The reactions of 4-phenyl-2-butanone and 5-phenyl-2-pentanone with phosphorus pentachloride1. J. Org. Chem. 1963, 28,(7), 1851-1853.
John B.Melpolder; Richard F.Heck. Palladium-catalyzed arylation of allylic alcohols with aryl halides. J. Org. Chem. 1976, 41,(2), 265-272.
Hazard Statements: H303-H315-H319
May be harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280a-P305+P351+P338-P312a-P321-P332+P313-P337+P313
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: