- Apr 14, 2018 -
Acetone (CH3COCH3), also known as dimethyl ketone, is the simplest saturated ketone. It is a colorless, transparent liquid with a special spicy odor. Soluble in water and methanol, ethanol, ether, chloroform, pyridine and other organic solvents. Flammable, volatile, more lively chemical properties. At present, the acetone production in the world is dominated by the cumene process. Acetone is mainly used as a solvent in industries such as explosives, plastics, rubber, fiber, leather, grease, spray paint, etc. It can also be used as a synthetic ketene, acetic anhydride, iodoform, polyisoprene rubber, methacrylic acid. Methyl, chloroform, epoxy resin and other important raw materials.