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suitable for HPLC, ≥99.9%

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Quality Level

vapor density

2 (vs air)

vapor pressure

184 mmHg ( 20 °C)





expl. lim.

13.2 %


HPLC: suitable


≤0.5% (water)

evapn. residue



clear colorless

refractive index

n20/D 1.359 (lit.)


56 °C/760 mmHg (lit.)


−94 °C (lit.)


water: miscible


0.791 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


H2O reference

UV absorption

λ: 330 nm Amax: 1.00
λ: 340 nm Amax: 0.10
λ: 350 nm Amax: 0.02
λ: 400 nm Amax: 0.01


suitable (pesticide analysis)

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General description

Acetone is a ketone. Mixtures of TiO2 (P25) with rare earth oxides (La2O3 or Y2O3) calcined at 700°C or 650°C has been reported to efficiently photocatalyze the oxidation of acetone. Its aldol condensation in vapor-phase has been investigated over MgO promoted with alkali (Li, Na, K and Cs) or alkaline earth (Ca, Sr and Ba) metal ions. It undergoes Aldol condensation in the presence of Mg-Al layered double hydroxides (LDH) as catalysts and Cl- and/or CO32- as compensating anions to afford diacetone alcohol and mesityl oxide. Enantioselective Aldol condensation of acetone with various isatins in the presence of dipeptides (catalyst) has been described.


Acetone was used in the affinity purification of modified proteins using streptavidin beads for the mass spectrometric (MS) identification of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARP) substrate proteins.
It may be used in the following studies:
  • NMR spectroscopic evaluation of glucose metabolism in biological samples (blood).
  • Preparation of 13wt% amorphous poly (lactic acid) (PLA) solution, which was required for the preparation of electrospun PLA membranes.
  • As a precursor for the synthesis of methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in the presence of sulfonated graphene oxide-Pd/cordierite catalyst.
  • Synthesis of (4-hydroxymethyl-2,2-dimethyl-1,3-dioxolane), a solketal from glycerol using supercritical fluids (SCF) technology.
It may be used in the synthesis of the following acetone hydrazones:
  • 1-isopropylidene-2-methylhydrazine
  • 1-isopropylidene-2-hydroxyethylhydrazine
  • 1-isopropylidene-2-formylhydrazine
Acetone′s luminesence intensity is dependent upon the solution components . The absorption of UV light by acetone, results in its photolysis and the production of radials .


50 L in composite drum
4, 4×4 L in PVC-coated bottle
20 L in Pure-Pac™ 2
20 L in Nowpak™
2×10 L in Nowpak™
18 L in VerSA-Flow™


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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

1.4 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-17.0 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Hong Jiang et al.
Current protocols in chemical biology, 4(1), 19-34 (2012-11-29)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) play important roles in various biological processes, including DNA repair, transcriptional regulation, mitosis, and RNA processing. PARP inhibitors are in clinical trials for treating human cancers. Understanding the biological function of PARPs will be important to fully
Saskia Kley et al.
American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, 296(4), R936-R943 (2009-02-06)
Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes in cats. The risk of developing diabetes is severalfold greater for male cats than for females, even after having been neutered early in life. The purpose of this study was to
Ketalization of glycerol to solketal in supercritical acetone.
Royon D, et al.
Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 58(1), 88-92 (2011)
Synthesis and characterization of acetone hydrazones.
Miro SC and Delalu H.
Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, 638(1), 57-63 (2012)
Development of eco-efficient micro-porous membranes via electrospinning and annealing of poly (lactic acid).
Li L, et al.
Journal of Membrane Science, 436, 57-67 (2013)

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