2-Hydroxy-2-methylpropiophenone is a photoinitiator.In addition, 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropiophenone is an important organic intermediate (building block) to synthetize substituted propiophenone products.
Yellowish clear liquid
2-Hydroxy-2-benzoylpropane was used as a catalyst in real-time kinetic study of laser-induced polymerization. It is also a photoinitiator.
Tetrahedron Letters, 29, p. 4365, 1988 DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)80496-7
2-Hydroxy-2-methylpropiophenone is a radical photoinitiator (PI) molecule that can be used in the crosslinking of polymers by the exposure of UV radiation. It can be used in the development of UV curable resins for exterior coating applications.
Moderately toxic by ingestion.