|Other names||Phenyl methyl ketone|
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||120.15 g/mol|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
These in turn are used in perfume. Acetophenone is used to create fragrances that resemble almond, cherry, honeysuckle, jasmine, and strawberry. It is used in chewing gum. It can be found naturally in apple, cheese, apricot, banana, beef and cauliflower.
This chemical may be obtained by the dry distillation of a mixture of the calcium salts of acetic and benzoic acids. Currently acetophenone mainly comes as a by-product of the phenol-acetone synthesis in the cumene oxidation process. At one time it was used as a hypnotic under the name of hypnone.
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