2-Heptanone

2-Heptanone

2-Heptanone, also known as methyl n-amyl ketone, or Heptan-2-one, is a ketone with the molecular formula C7H14O. It is a colorless, water-white liquid with a banana-like, fruity odor. The typical smell of gorgonzola is related to 2-heptanone. 2-Heptanone was one of the metabolites of n-heptane found in the urine of employees exposed to heptane in shoe and tire factories.

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