2,5-Hexanedione Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

2,5-Hexanedione Properties


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2,5-Hexanedione is a diketone and a toxic metabolite of hexane.It is used as a solvent and as an intermediate in the synthesis of various compounds.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colourless to Pale Yellow Liquid
Boiling Point 191 °C
CAS Number 110-13-4
Density 0.973 g/ml
EINECS Number 203-738-3
HS Code 29141990
IUPAC Name Hexane-2,5-Dione
Melting Point -5.5ºC
Molar Mass 114.14 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H10O2
NFPA 704 H-1, F-2, R-0, C-NA
RTECS Number MO3150000
Refractive 1.425 n20/D
Solubility Miscible
Synonyms 1,2-Diacetylethane;α,β-Diacetylethane;Acetonyl Acetone;Diacetonyl;2,5-Dioxohexane;2,5-Diketohexane;2,5-Hexanedione