Acetone, also known as propanone, holds a prominent position as one of the most extensively used solvents worldwide, owing to its exceptional combination of strong solvency and rapid evaporation rate. It can be found in numerous everyday products, including paints, cleaning solutions, nail polish removers, and adhesives. Acetone, chemically represented as (CH3)2CO, stands as the simplest and smallest ketone. This colorless, highly volatile, and flammable liquid exhibits a distinct pungent aroma. It is miscible with water and plays a crucial role as a significant organic solvent across various industrial, household, and laboratory applications. Acetone is commonly encountered in a wide array of products such as acetylene, adhesives, cleaning agents, extraction solvents, gel coats, ink solvents, lacquer thinners, nail polish, pharmaceuticals, polyurethane foam, PVC cement, sealants, solvents, and varnishes.

Dimethylketone, 2 - Propanone, Acetone, Dimethyl Ketone, DMK
Chemical Formula
CAS Number


Molar Weight
58.08 g/mol
Melting Point
Boiling Point
Flash Point
0.785 g/cc
Liquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Household industrial
  • Personal care


  • Cleaning
  • CASE & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Agriculture
  • Lubricants