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2-Tetralone is an organic chemical compound with the molecular formula C10H10O. This colourless oil is an intermediate in organic synthesis. It is a ketone derivative of tetralin, a hydrogenated derivative of naphthalene. A related compound is 1-tetralone.
2-Tetralone is prepared by reductive cleavage of 2-naphthyl ethers.
2-Tetralone is an intermediate in the syntheses of a variety of pharmaceutical drugs, such as the antidepressant napamezole.