Diacetone Alcohol

Diacetone alcohol has a high purity. It is colourless and odourless and has a low evaporation rate. Diacetone alcohol is mainly used in paints and coatings (coil coatings, wood varnishes, architectural coatings…). It is a good solvent for organic peroxides. It can also be used for the treatment of textiles and leather, in chemical synthesis or as a cleaning solvent.


Molar Weight116.160 g/mol
Melting Point-44 °C
Boiling Point166 °C
Flash Point58°C
Density0.938 g/cc
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Printing & Inks
  • Photographic supplies
  • Lacquers
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Agricultural
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetic products


  • Pulp & Paper
  • Pharma
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Agrobusiness
  • Chemical Processing

Synonyms: DAA, 4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentan-2-one, 4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone, 4-Hydroxy-2-keto-4-methylpentane

Chemical Formula: C6H12O2

CAS Number: 123-42-2