Acetone and uses
Acetone is a transparent colorless, evaporates rapidly, low boiling point, flammable liquid, with a strong sweet smell. Acetone is completely soluble in water, alcohol, hydrocarbons and other organic solvents. It is also soluble in grease and most plastics.
Acetone has many applications in industries such as: the primary ingredient in nail polish remover, a solvent to deliver different chemicals in comestic products. In health, common drugs tend to use acetone as an excipient. Acetone can also remove sticky substances from cotton, fibers, grease on metals or water and debris in electronic devices. Acetone also protects the environment by removing oil spills from surface water, marine plants or animals. Due to its high volatility, Acetone is used to produce quick-drying paint, quick-drying printing ink, and as an additive for gasoline to make it easier to diffuse inside engines.
|Color, Pt-Co||None||ASTM D1209||5|
|Density at 20°C||g/cm3||ASTM D4052||0.7900-0.7930|
|Distillation, IBP||°C||ASTM D1078||55.1|
|Distillation, DP||°C||ASTM D1078||57.1|
|Non-Volatile matter||g/100mL||ASTM D1353||0.005|
|Refractive Index at 20°C||None||ASTM D1218||1.3560-1.3620|