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What is dibenzyl ketone?

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Dibenzyl ketone is an organic compound used to industrially synthesize pharmaceuticals and pesticides. It is a yellow, semi-solid used as a solvent and in the synthesis of organics.

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Dibenzyl ketone is an organic compound that consists of two phenyl groups attached to a central carbonyl group. It has a chemical formula of C15H14O. The compound is soluble in benzene and ethanol, but is not soluble in water. Dibenzyl ketone is not classified as dangerous but may be an irritant to the eyes and skin. It may be harmful if inhaled or swallowed and may cause respiratory tract irritation. When not in use, it is often stored in a dark and dry place.

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