|Other names|| 1,1,3-Trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-5-one|
|Molecular mass||138.21 g/mol|
|Melting point||-8.1 °C|
|Boiling point||215.2 °C|
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Isophorone is an organic compound, a colorless to yellowish liquid with characteristic smell, that is used as a solvent and as an intermediate in organic synthesis. Isophorone also occurs naturally in cranberries.
Isophorone can be manufactured by catalyzed self-condensation of acetone. Mesityl oxide is the initial product of the self-aldol condensation of acetone. The acetone formed can react further with mesityl oxide in a Michael reaction to eventually obtain the six-membered ring of isophorone. The yield of the two compounds depends on the reaction conditions.
Isophorone is used as a solvent in some printing inks, paints, lacquers, adhesives, copolymers, coatings, finishings and pesticides. It is also used as a chemical intermediate and as an ingredient in wood preservatives and floor sealants.
- ↑ Merck Index, 13th Edition, 5215.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Chronic Toxicity Summary
- ↑ U.S. Patent 5,849,957
- ↑ Isophorone history at Degussa
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