Our 99.8% acetone is quality anhydrous and has a wide range of uses. Acetone is colourless, volatile, flammable liquid and is the simplest and smallest ketone. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an incredibly important solvent in it’s own right. Acetone is typically used for cleaning laboratories. Acetone is a common building block in organic chemistry. Familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner.
Acetone is an extremely good solvent which is used for many plastics and other synthetic fibres. It is used for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools with and dissolving part epoxies and superglue before they harden. In this respect it is fantastic for model makers, sculptures and anything involving small plastic kits.
As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting. It is also useful for high reliability soldering applications to remove rosin flux after soldering is complete; this helps to prevent the rusty bolt effect. Acetone is used as a solvent by the pharmaceutical industry and as a denaturant in the denatured alcohol. Acetone is also present as an excipient in some pharmaceutical drugs. Acetone can also be used to dissolve acetylene.
In the laboratory, acetone is used as a polar, aprotic solvent in a variety of organic reactions, such has sn2 reactions. The use of acetone solvent is critical for the Jones oxidation. It does not form an azeotrope with water. It is a common solvent for rinsing laboratory glassware because of its lower cost and volatility . Despite its common use as a supposed drying agent, it is not effective except by bulk displacement and dilution. Acetone is fluorescent under ultraviolet light and it vapour can be used as fluorescent tracer in fluid flow experiments. Acetone is used to precipitate proteins.
Medical & Cosmetic:
Acetone is used in a variety of general medical and cosmetic applications and is also listed as a competent in food additives and food packaging and also in nail polish remover. Many of the salons who buy our acetone as nail polish remover have rated it 5 star for quality and buy regularly. Dermatologists
use acetone with alcohol for acne treatments to peel dry skin. Acetone is regularly used in chemical peeling and for toe care.
Domestic and Niche Uses:
Acetone is the primary competent in cleaning agents such as nail polish remover. This means it is used in bulk by nail salons. Acetone is a key component of superglue remover and easily removes residues from glass and porcelain. Make-up artists make extensive use of acetone to remove skin adhesive from the netting of wigs and moustaches by immersing the item in an acetone bath, then removing the softened glue residue with a stiff brush. Acetone’s ability to loosen hardened glues makes it ideal for arts and crafts.
Acetone is often used for vapour polishing of printed artifacts on 3D-printed models printed with ABS plastic. The technique, called acetone vapour bath smoothing, involves placing the printed part in a sealed chamber containing a small amount of acetone and heating to around 80 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. This creates a vapor of acetone in the container. The acetone condenses even all over the part, causing the surface to soften and liquefy. Surface tension then smooths the semi-liquid plastic.
When the part if removed from the chamber, the acetone component evaporates leaving a glassy smooth part free of striation, patterning and visible edges, common features in untreated 3D printed parts.
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surface. – No smoking.
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray,
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.
H225: HIGHLY FLAMMABLE H319: CAUSES SERIOUS EYE IRRITATION
H336: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS OR DIZZINESS