Ketones, such as 6-Methylcoumarin, 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.
ChEBI: A member of the class of coumarins that is coumarin in which the hydrogen at position 6 is replaced by a methyl group.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
6-Methylcoumarin is combustible.
White crystals with a flavor of vanilla. Insoluble in water.
WHITE TO ALMOST WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER