Phenyl-2-nitropropene

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1-Phenyl-2-nitropropene
General
Systematic name 1-Phenyl-2-nitropropene
Other names P2NP
Molecular formula C9H9NO2
Molar mass 163.17 g mol−1
Appearance solid
CAS number [705-60-2] [1]
Properties
Melting point 64-66 °C
Hazards
EU classification Harmful (Xn)
R-phrases R22, R36/37/38
S-phrases S26, S36/37

Phenyl-2-nitropropene is a chemical compound with the chemical formula is C9H9NO2. It can be produced by the reaction of benzaldehyde and nitroethane in the presence of a basic catalyst. It can be reduced in the presence of a catalyst to produce phenylacetone, which is a controlled precursor of methamphetamine. With lithium aluminium hydride, it can be reduced to amphetamine.

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Creation of phenyl-2-nitropropene








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