2,5-Hexanedione is used as a reagent in the preparation of trans-2,5-dimethylpyrrolidine. It is also used in the synthesis of 2,5-dimethylpyrroles. Further, it plays an important role as a reagent used for the protection of amino groups in amino sugars and nucleosides. In addition to this, it is used in the preparation of five-membered heterocycles like indane-type and benzannulated systems. It is also employed as a precursor in Diels-alder cycloaddition reactions.
Miscible with alcohol, water and diethyl ether.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, metals and strong reducing agents.
|192° to 193°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : MO3150000
TSCA : TSCA