Acetone, or propanone, is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid and is the simplest and smallest ketone.
Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically for cleaning purposes in laboratories. Acetone is used in a variety of general medical and cosmetic applications and is also listed as a component in food additives and food packaging and also in nail polish remover. Dermatologists use acetone with alcohol for acne treatments to peel dry skin.
Chemical Name: Acetone
Mol.wt.: 58.08 g/mol
Mol. Formula: C3H6O
CAS No.: 67-64-1
|Characters||It occurs as volatile, clear, colorless liquid.|
(a) Relative Density-0.790 to 0.793
(b) Specified test
(c ) Specified test. A greenish-blue color is produced.
|Solubility||Miscible with water and with ethanol (96%)|
|Appearance of solution||The solution is clear and colorless|
|Acidity or alkalinity||Specified Test|
|Relative Density||0.790 to 0.793|
|Reducing substances||Specified test|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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