We offer a wide range of acetone that is found
naturally in plants, trees, volcanic gases, forest fires and as a
product of breakdown of body fat. Apart from this it is also present
in vehicle exhaust, tobacco smoke and landfill sites. This is
colorless liquid and has a distinct taste and smell. It is widely
used in making plastic, fibers, drugs and other chemicals.
CAS No.: 67-64-1
Molecular formula : C3H6O
Molar mass : 58.08 g mol¿1
Appearance : Colorless liquid
Density :0.79 g/cm3
Melting point :¿94.9 °C, 178 K, -139 °F
Boiling point :56.53 °C, 330 K, 134 °F
Solubility in water miscible
Acidity (pKa) : 24.2
Refractive index (nD) :1.359 (20 °C)
Viscosity :0.32 cP (20 °C)
Acetone is the preferred solvent for most plastics and synthetic
fibres including laboratory bottles made of polystyrene,
polycarbonate and some types of polypropylene. It is used as a
volatile component of some paints and varnishes
Despite being flammable, acetone can also be used extensively as a
solvent for the safe transporting and storing of acetylene, which by
itself, cannot be safely pressurized as a pure compound.
Acetone is used in medical and cosmetic applications (skin
rejuvenation process in medical offices and medical spas) and is
also listed as a component in food additives and food packaging.
Since ancient times, people have been using chemexfoliation methods,
also known as chemical peeling, to rejuvenate skin.
Acetone is used as a polar aprotic solvent in a variety of organic
reactions, eg SN2 reactions. The use of acetone solvent is critical
for the Jones’ oxidation. Acetone is a common solvent for use in
laboratories because of its low cost and volatility, and as it does
not form an azeotrope with water.
For artistic purposes, when applied on the reverse of a laser print/
photocopy placed face-down on another surface and burnished firmly,
the toner of the image gets transferred to the destination surface.