ACETYL METHYL CARBINOL - (513-86-0)

Introduction

Name: acetyl methyl carbinol; acetoin; 3-hydroxybutanone
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 513-86-0
Chemical Formula: C4H8O2
Molar Mass: 88.10512 g
Mass Percent: C 54.528 %; H 9.1521 %; O 36.318 % 
Isomers:  aldol  •  butanoic acid*  •  1,4-dioxane  •  ethyl acetate*  •  2-methyl-1,3-dioxolane  •  1,3-dioxane

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "The substance formed when glucose is fermented by Enterobacter aerogenes." 1

Physical Properties


Boiling Point:*
145°C 2 = 418.15 K = 293°F

* - 1 atm pressure

Bonding

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 18.
(2) - Shriner, Ralph L., Fuson, Reynold C., and Curtin, David Y. The Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds, 4th ed.; John Wiley & Sons: New York, 1962; p 280.