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MedKoo CAT#: 558474

CAS#: 98-86-2

Description: Acetophenone is used for fragrance in soaps and perfumes, as a flavoring agent in foods, and as a solvent for plastics and resins. It is also a flavouring ingredient used in fruit flavours.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 98-86-2

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558474
Name: Acetophenone
CAS#: 98-86-2
Chemical Formula: C8H8O
Exact Mass: 120.06
Molecular Weight: 120.15
Elemental Analysis: C, 79.97; H, 6.71; O, 13.32

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Synonym: Acetophenone; Acetophenon; Acetylbenzene; Benzoyl methide; Benzoylmethide;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Acetophenone


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C8H8O/c1-7(9)8-5-3-2-4-6-8/h2-6H,1H3


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 120.15 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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