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2-(Ethylamino)-1,2-diphenylethanone is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of organic compounds known as ketones. It is characterized by the presence of an ethylamino group attached to a diphenylethanone structure.

Chemical Structure[edit | edit source]

The chemical structure of 2-(Ethylamino)-1,2-diphenylethanone consists of a central ethanone group flanked by two phenyl groups. The ethylamino group is attached to the second carbon of the ethanone chain. This structure can be represented by the molecular formula C16H17NO.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 2-(Ethylamino)-1,2-diphenylethanone typically involves the reaction of benzaldehyde with ethylamine in the presence of a suitable catalyst. The reaction proceeds through a series of steps including condensation and reduction to yield the final product.

Applications[edit | edit source]

2-(Ethylamino)-1,2-diphenylethanone is used in various chemical research applications. It serves as an intermediate in the synthesis of more complex organic compounds and can be used in the study of reaction mechanisms and chemical kinetics.

Safety and Handling[edit | edit source]

As with many chemical compounds, proper safety measures should be taken when handling 2-(Ethylamino)-1,2-diphenylethanone. It is important to use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, and lab coats. The compound should be handled in a well-ventilated area, and any spills should be cleaned up immediately to prevent exposure.

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