METHYL BENZYL KETONE (part one)

METHYL BENZYL KETONE
(2-Propanone, 1-phenyl-)
(A) (From Phenylacetic and Acetic acids)
…………………………………(ThO2)
C6H5CH2CO2H + CH3CO2H ——> C6H5CH2COCH3 + CO2 + H2O

Submitted by R.M. Herbst and R.H. Manske
Checked by C. R. Noller and C. F. Love

1. Procedure

The reaction is carried out in the apparatus shown in Fig. 13. A-A is a Pyrex combustion tube, 90 cm. long and 2 cm. in diameter, fitted with an inlet chamber B, having a sealed-in side arm C and bearing a

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