Acetone

CAS #: 67-64-1

Synonyms: Dimethylketone; 2- propanone; DMK

Uses: chemicals (methyl isobuty ketone; methyl isobutyl carbinal; methyl methacrylate; bisphenol-A); paint, varnish, and lacquer solvent; cellulose acetate, especially as spinning solvent; to clean and dry parts of precision equipment; solvent for potassium iodide and permanganate; delusterant for cellulose acetate fibers; specification testing of vulcanized rubber products.

Hazard: Flammable; dangerous fire risk. Explosive limits in air 2.6-12.8%. TLV: 750 ppm in air. Narcotic in high concentrations. Moderately toxic by ingestion and inhalation.