# 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. Sep 30 '16 at 5:42
• 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. Sep 30 '16 at 7:02
• Unless you excite the acetone (UV irradiation), I'd suppose that nothing happens. Sep 30 '16 at 16:52
• If something happened, you might be in real trouble washing out a reaction vessel with isopropanol as solvent at the end of the day...
– Zhe
Oct 4 '16 at 2:21
• with higher temperature , i think oxygen atom of hydroxide group give her lone pair to ketonic group of acetone with 1,3 proton shift give isopropyl isopropanol ether Aug 3 '20 at 15:24