Phenylacetone-Benzyl methyl ketone

Phenylacetone Uses

Phenylacetone is an organic compound with the chemical formula C6H5CH2COCH3. It is a colorless oil that is soluble in organic solvents. This substance is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and amphetamine, where it is commonly known as P2P. Due to the illicit uses in clandestine chemistry, it was declared a schedule II controlled substance in the United States in 1980. In humans, phenylacetone occurs as a metabolite of amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Phenylacetone legal uses include flavoring agents and as fragrance ingredient for manufacturing. Even though prohibited Phenylacetone is still widely used in various categories as can be seen below;

Food categories according to Commission Regulation EC No. 1565/2000 (EC, 2000) in FGE.06 (EFSA, 2002a). According to the Industry the “normal” use is defined as the average of reported usages and “maximum use” is defined as the 95th percentile of reported usages (EFSA, 2002i).
Note: mg/kg = 0.001/1000 = 0.000001 = 1/1000000 = ppm.
 average usage mg/kgmaximum usage mg/kg
Dairy products, excluding products of category 02.0 (01.0):3.0000015.00000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0):2.0000010.00000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0):3.0000015.00000
Processed fruit (04.1):2.0000010.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2):
Confectionery (05.0):4.0000020.00000
Chewing gum (05.3):
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0):2.0000010.00000
Bakery wares (07.0):5.0000025.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0):1.000005.00000
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0):1.000005.00000
Eggs and egg products (10.0):
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0):
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0):2.0000010.00000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0):3.0000015.00000
Non-alcoholic (“soft”) beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1):2.0000010.00000
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2):4.0000020.00000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0):5.0000025.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) – foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 – 15.0 (16.0):2.0000010.00000

Phenylacetone Synonyms

1-phenylpropan-2-one, 1-phenyl-2-propanone, 103-79-7, Benzyl Methyl Ketone, Phenyl-2-propanone, 2-propanone, 1-phenyl-, Methyl Benzyl Ketone, 3-phenyl-2-propanone
1-phenylacetone, Phenylmethyl Methyl Ketone, Phenyl Acetone, Unii-o7izh10v9y, Nsc 9827, Phenylacetone 99%, 1-phenyl-propan-2-one, Einecs 203-144-4, Ai3-02938
Dea No. 8501, Chembl3800510, Qccdltovepvejk-uhfffaoysa-n, 136675-26-8, (phenyl)acetone, Methylbenzyl Ketone, Propanone, 1-phenyl-, Pubchem20843, 1-phenylpropane-2-one

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