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2-Acetylcyclohexanone is useful for synthesis of anilinoethanolamines, 1-(pyridyl)ethanol derivatives that can reduce keto-esters and ketones. It is also used in the synthesis of phenothiazine derivatives that can inhibit prote in farnesyltransferase molecules and some that show anti-proliferative activity.
Emilia Iglesias. Tautomerization of 2-Acetylcyclohexanone. 1. Characterization of Keto-Enol/Enolate Equilibria and Reaction Rates in Water.J. Org. Chem.2003, 68 (7), 2680-2688.
Fillmore Freeman; Donald K. Fraquhar; Robert L. Walker. Reaction of 2-acetylcyclohexanone with malononitrile and cyanoacetamide.J. Org. Chem.1968, 33 (9), 3648-3650.
For conversion to the ɑß-unsaturated diketone by selenoxide elimination, see Phenylselenenyl chloride, A12751.
Hazard Statements: H227
Precautionary Statements: P210u-P280a-P370+P378a-P403+P235-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. In case of fire: Use for extinction: CO2, powder or water spray. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.