Acetone, or Dimethyl ketone is the first in a row of ketones. It is an organic compound, colorless, mobile, flammable liquid, miscible with water and with characteristic odor. The product is used as a solvent and as a common building block in organic chemistry for manufacturing bisphenol A, MIBK, isopropyl alcohol, diacetone alcohol, methyl methacrylate.

Acetone is most commonly manufactured by the cumene process from propylene and benzene.

Molecular formula: (CH3)2CO

No. CAS:  67-64-1

Abbreviation: DMK

Items Value for Acetone
Appearance Colorless, transparent liquid
Acetone, content 99.5 to 99.6 %
Water (by Karl-Fischer), max 0.3 %
Density at 20°C 0.790 ~ 0.793 g/cm³
Viscosity 0.3075 cP
Boiling point of Acetone 56°C at 760 mm Hg
Flash point of Acetone -17°C
Acidity (as CH3COOH), max. 0.002 %
Permanganate Test, min. 120 minutes
Color of Acetone, APHA, max. 10 units
Non-Volatile Matter, max. 0.002 g/100ml
Water Solubility passes
Distillation Range, max. 1.0 dC

Application of Acetone:

  • solvent for many plastics and synthetic fibers;
  • starting compound in the production of methyl methacrylate;
  • manufacturing of bisphenol A;
  • metal surface cleaning and degreasing ;
  • denaturant in denatured alcohol;
  • production of MEK and MIBK;
  • dissolution of acetylene for its transportation and storage;
  • diluent for paints and as a thinner;
  • multifunctional laboratory  solvent ;
  • nail polish remover

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