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Acetophenone is a colorless liquid that forms laminar crystals at low temperatures (mp: 20°C). It has a characteristic sweet orange blossom odor. It is found in nature in oil of castoreum, obtained from beavers, in oil of labdanum, recovered from plants, and in buds of balsam poplar.

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Physical state at 20°C and 1013 hPa:
liquid

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