May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. May cause eye and skin irritation.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Water insoluble.
Ketones, such as 2-Nonanone, are reactive with many acids and bases liberating heat and flammable gases (e.g., H2). The amount of heat may be sufficient to start a fire in the unreacted portion of the ketone. Ketones react with reducing agents such as hydrides, alkali metals, and nitrides to produce flammable gas (H2) and heat. Ketones are incompatible with isocyanates, aldehydes, cyanides, peroxides, and anhydrides. They react violently with aldehydes, HNO3, HNO3 + H2O2, and HClO4.
Clear slightly yellow liquid
ChEBI: A methyl ketone that is nonane in which the methylene hydrogens at position 2 are replaced by an oxo group.