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It is a natural ingredient of Sleepy grass (Achnatherum robustum).
First identified by Heintz, its preparation entails the Ba(OH)2-catalyzed condensation of two molecules of acetone It undergoes dehydration to give the α,β-unsaturated ketone, mesityl oxide: Hydrogenation of mesityl oxide gives the industrial solvent, methyl isobutyl ketone ("MIBK").
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