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CAS#: 93-08-3

Description: 2-Acetylnaphthalene is an anticonvulsant/antimicrobial and a fragrance agent. It has a sulfurous type odor and an onion type flavor.

Chemical Structure

CAS# 93-08-3

Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 558473
Name: 2-Acetylnaphthalene
CAS#: 93-08-3
Chemical Formula: C12H10O
Exact Mass: 170.07
Molecular Weight: 170.21
Elemental Analysis: C, 84.68; H, 5.92; O, 9.40

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Synonym: 2-Acetylnaphthalene; 2 Acetylnaphthalene; 2Acetylnaphthalene; beta-Acetonaphthalene; beta-Acetylnaphthalene; beta-Naphthyl methyl ketone;

IUPAC/Chemical Name: Ethanone, 1-(2-naphthalenyl)-


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C12H10O/c1-9(13)11-7-6-10-4-2-3-5-12(10)8-11/h2-8H,1H3


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.03.00

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The following data is based on the product molecular weight 170.21 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

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Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 1.15 mL 5.76 mL 11.51 mL
5 mM 0.23 mL 1.15 mL 2.3 mL
10 mM 0.12 mL 0.58 mL 1.15 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.12 mL 0.23 mL

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