Alternative Names: Dimethylketone, Dimethyl Ketone, Methyl Ketone, 2-Propanone
CAS Number: 67-64-1 EC Number:200-662-2
Acetone is a flammable, colourless, volatile, liquid that is water-miscible with a low toxicity. It is a common solvent used in many industries, including the production of plastics, fibres and pharmaceuticals, household products and many other industrial applications.
As a solvent, acetone is very effective due to its ability to dissolve both polar and non-polar substances. It is also a powerful cleaning agent due to its ability to dissolve many organic compounds.