Cyclopentanone is a clear colourless liquid organic compound with a peppermint-like odour and is a cyclic ketone. It is a flammable compound with vapour heavier than air. It is produced from adipic acid by heating to 285-295C in the presence of barium hydroxide.
Cyclopentanone is an intermediate used in the production of rubber chemicals and insecticides.
Properties of cyclopentanone
The composition of cyclopentanone consists of C 71.39%, H 9.59% and O 19.02%. Cyclopentanone has a vapour which is heavier than air making it a dangerous environment to work in. The substance easily polymerizes under the influence of acids. It is insoluble in water but soluble in alcohols, acetone, ether and most organic solvents. It reacts with oxidising agents like hydrogen peroxide.
Uses for Cyclopentanone:
Health & Safety:
Symbol - Xi
Risk phrases: R10 Flammable. R36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
Safety phrases: S23 Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.