Acetoacetic Acid

Acetoacetic Acid

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Acetoacetic acid is the organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2CO2H. It is the simplest beta-keto acid group and like other members of this class is unstable. Acetoacetic acid is a weak acid (like most alkyl carboxylic acids) with a pKa of 3.77. It can be prepared by the hydrolysis of the ethyl acetoacetate followed by acidification of the anion. In general, acetoacetic acid is generated at 0 C and used in situ immediately. It decomposes at a moderate rate to acetone and carbon dioxide: CH3C(O)CH2CO2H CH3C(O)CH3 + CO2
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135681990
  • 9786135681994