Acetone (2-propanone or dimethyl ketone), is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is the simplest and smallest ketone (>C=O). It is a colorless, highly volatile and flammable liquid with a characteristic pungent odour. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important organic solvent in its own right, in industry, home, and laboratory.
Dimethyl ketone, Propanone, 2-Propanone
Acetone appears as a clear colorless liquid with a sweetish odor.
0.79 g/cm3 (20 °C)
56.2 °C (1013 hPa)
Solubility in Water
245.3 hPa (20.0 °C)
0.36 cP at 20°C.
Pungent, irritating, floral, cucumber-like
H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour. H319: Causes serious eye irritation. H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. EUH066: Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
Acetone has many uses but is commonly used to clean equipment or as a solvent during production or manufacturing. It is also used in some household products. Nail polishes, nail polish remover, hair colours, hair tonics, sun tan, are all common household products that acetone is an ingredient in.
The global acetone market size was $3,962.0 Mn in 2019 and is projected to reach $4,995.3 Mn by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing usage of solvents and high demand in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, adhesive, and automotive industries are expected to drive growth.
160 kg drums
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