isopropenyl acetate

isopropenyl acetate

[‚ī·sə′prō·pə·nəl ′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CO2C(CH3)=CH2 A liquid with a boiling point of 97°C; used for acylation of potential enols.
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The Munich-based chemical company is building a further reactor for the manufacture of isopropenyl acetate (IPA) with an annual capacity of 2,500 metric tons.
In the integrated production system, acetic acid is converted first into ketene, then into isopropenyl acetate and finally to acetylacetone.