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Cyclopentanone



Cyclopentanone
IUPAC name cyclopentanone
Other names ketocyclopentane
adipic ketone
Identifiers
CAS number 120-92-3
RTECS number GY4725000
SMILES C1CCC(=O)C1
Properties
Molecular formula C5H8O
Molar mass 84.12 g/mol
Appearance clear, colorless liquid
Density 0.95 g/cm3, liquid
Melting point

-51°C (222.15K)

Boiling point

131°C (404.15K)

Solubility in water minimal
Hazards
MSDS Cyclopentanone
Flash point 26°C
Related Compounds
Related ketones cyclohexanone
2-pentanone
3-pentanone
Related compounds cyclopropane
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Cyclopentanone is a colorless liquid organic compound with a peppermint-like odor. It is a cyclic ketone, structurally similar to cyclopentane, consisting of a five-membered ring containing a ketone functional group.

Additional recommended knowledge

Safety

The compound is stable, but flammable; the vapour is denser than air by 2.3 times, and is explosive when combined with air. Cyclopentanone is harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. It is also irritant to the skin and respiratory system, and severely irritant to the eyes.

References

  • Cyclopentanone - CAS 120-92-3 - Catalog of Chemical Suppliers
  • Safety (MSDS) data for cyclopentanone, from Oxford University
  • Cyclopentanone @ Inchem.org
  • Material Safety Data Sheet for Cyclopentanone
 
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