Phenylacetone, sometimes abbreviated P2P is an organic compound. It is a clear oil with a refractive index of 1.5168. This chemical is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and amphetamine. Due to the illicit uses in clandestine chemistry, it was made a controlled substance.

Properties of Phenylacetone

  • Molecular formula: C9H10O
  • CAS No.: 103-79-7
  • The molecular weight of Phenylacetone is 134.18 g/mol.
  • The boiling point of Phenylacetone is 216°C
  • Specific gravity: 1.006 gm/
  • It is a colorless oil that is soluble in organic solvents.
  • It is slightly soluble in water

Applications of Phenylacetone

  • Used as an organic intermediate for the synthesis of the enemy rat sodium salt; Pharmaceutical intermediates for the synthesis of amphetamine, phenylisopropylamine, etc.