Acetone (systematically named propanone) is the organic compound. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest and smallest ketone.



  •  Acetone may also be used to a limited extent in household products, including cosmetics and personal care products, where its most frequent application would be in the formulation of nail polish removers. Acetone occurs naturally in the human body as a byproduct of metabolism.


  •  As a solvent, acetone is frequently incorporated in solvent systems or “blends,” used in the formulation of lacquers for automotive and furniture finishes. Acetone also may be used to reduce the viscosity of lacquer solutions.


  •  If large amounts are ingested: Can cause effects as described for inhalation.


  • Not known.

Other names

  • Dimethyl ketone, Dimethyl carbonyl, β-Ketopropane, Propanone, 2-Propanone, Dimethyl formaldehyde, Pyroacetic spirit (archaic), Ketone propan


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