# What is reaction between isopropyl alcohol and acetone?

What would be the probable reaction between acetone, $\ce{(CH3)2CO}$, and isopropyl alcohol, $\ce{CH3CHOHCH3}$, at room temperature without any catalyst in different concentrations?

• There would be none. – Ivan Neretin Sep 30 '16 at 5:42
• Sounds like a recipe for a MPV reduction except that there is no substrate and no catalyst.. – orthocresol Sep 30 '16 at 6:41
• @orthocresol, yes but with some metal catalyst I guess. – Khaliddhali Sep 30 '16 at 6:59
• As Ivan already said there would be no reaction. You might as well have any ketone with any alcohol - the only thing that could conceivably happen would be hemiacetal/acetal formation but that certainly needs acid catalysis. – orthocresol Sep 30 '16 at 7:02
• Unless you excite the acetone (UV irradiation), I'd suppose that nothing happens. – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Sep 30 '16 at 16:52