Propanone

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Legality: DEA Listed Chemicals

Production of this substance may be illegal in some jurisdictions under certain circumstances.

21CFR1310.02 a & b

In 1995/6, two lists were created "List I" and "List II", for which commercial manufacturers and distributors must register, and for which possession with the intent to manufacture illegal substances (such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, etc) is illegal. On these a few dozen "precursor" compounds commonly used in the manufacture of illegal drugs. [1] [2]

Bottom line: Do not produce this chemical without checking to make sure that you may do so legally.

 
 
Propanone
aka acetone, dimethyl carbonyl
DEA LIST I/II SUBSTANCE
Chemical formula CO(CH3)2
OTP appearance clear liquid 
Molar Mass(g/mol) 58 
Melting Point(°C) -95 
Boiling Point(°C) 56 
Density(g/cc) 0.791 
Index of refraction 1.36 
Fuel Value(MJ/kg) 29.58 
Tad(air)(°C) 2000
NFPA 704
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Propanone is the simplest example of a ketone.

Uses

Production

Bioproduction

See Fermentation (ABE).

Synthesis

Generally, (di)acetates can be dry-distilled into propanone and a carbonate

Ca(CH3COO)2 CaCO3(s) + CO(CH3)2(v)
Ca(CH3COO)2 CaCO3(s) + CO(CH3)2(v)

Purification

Testing

Storage

Disposal

See Also

References

  1. "Emphasizing the "Control" in controlled substances"
    United States Drug Enforcement Agency
    link last accessed 11 September 2012.
  2. "Controlled Substances Act; Title 21; Chapter 13; Subchapter I"
    United States Food & Drug Administration
    link last accessed 11 September 2012.