Item Code: NA-ATE
- Serves as an important solvent in its own right
- Typically for cleaning purposes
- A common building block in organic chemistry
Flash Point: 0 °F (-18 °C) VOC: 0.00 g/l VOC (Less H2O & Exempt): 0.00 g/l
Acetone (systematically named propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest ketone.
Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically for cleaning purposes in the laboratory. About 6.7 million tons were produced worldwide in 2010, mainly for use as a solvent and production of methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. Familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner.