4-tert-Butylcyclohexanon - 4-tert-Butylcyclohexanon

Structural formula
Structural formula of 4-tert-butylcyclohexanone
Name 4-tert-Butylcyclohexanon
Sum formula C10H18O
Brief description

white solid with a woody odor [1]

External identifiers / databases
CAS number 98-53-3
EC number 202-678-5
ECHA-InfoCard 100.002.435
PubChem 7392
ChemSpider 7114
Wikidata Q27260077
Molar mass 154.25 g · mol −1
Physical state



0,893 g·cm−3[1]

Melting point

47–51 °C[1]

boiling point

113–116 °C (20 mmHg)[1]

  • soluble in ethanol [1]
  • practically insoluble in water [1]
safety instructions
GHS hazard labeling [1]
07 - Warning 09 - Dangerous for the environment


H and P phrases H: 302​‐​411
P: 264​‐​273​‐​301+312​‐​391​‐​501 [1]
Toxicological data
As far as possible and customary, SI units are used. Unless otherwise noted, the data given apply to standard conditions .

4- tert -Butylcyclohexanone is a chemical compound from the group of ketones .

Extraction and presentation

4- tert -butylcyclohexanone can be obtained by reacting 4- tert -butylcyclohexanol with 3-chloroperoxybenzoic acid. [2]


4- tert -Butylcyclohexanone is a white solid with a woody odor that is practically insoluble in water. [1]


4- tert- butylcyclohexanone is used as a fragrance in cosmetics. [1]

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m Data sheet 4-tert-Butylcyclohexanone, 99% from AlfaAesar, accessed on September 8, 2019 ( PDF )(JavaScript required) .
  2. Science of Synthesis: Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations Vol. 26 Ketones. Georg Thieme Verlag, 2014, ISBN 3-13-172011-5, S. 87 ( limited preview in Google Book search).