Acetone is a clear, colourless and volatile chemical raw material. It is an extremely flammable, low toxic, liquid ketone, mainly used as an organic solvent. It is used as a precursor for methyl methacrylate. Other applications are varnishes, lacquers, cleaning products, inks and adhesives. This liquid that is is systematically named propanone, is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It the simplest and smallest ketone. It is also miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically for cleaning purposes in laboratories.

Product information

EC no:
CAS No: 67-64-1
REACH registration No: 01-2119471330-49
Formula: C3H6O
Synonyms: 2-propanone / acetoneNF / AI3-01238 / beta-ketopropane / Caswell No.004 / chevron acetone / dimethyl formaldehyde / dimethyl ketone / dimethylketal / DMK (=dimethyl ketone) / FEMA No 3326 / keto propane / ketone propane / KTI acetone / methyl acetyl / methyl ketone / pyroacetic acid / pyroacetic ether / pyroacetic spirit / STEC 4908105

Hazardous information

UN number: 1090
UN proper shipping name: Acetone
Class: 3
Packing group: II

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