Acetone

dimethylformadehyde, dimethyl ketone, ketone propane, propanone, methyl ketone, pyroacetic acid, pyroacetic ether

How to detect Acetone

Formula: C3H6O | CAS: 67-64-1

Synonyms: dimethylformadehyde, dimethyl ketone, ketone propane, propanone, methyl ketone, pyroacetic acid, pyroacetic ether

Acetone finds major use in the manufacture of methacrylates. Acetone is a widely used solvent, particularly for cellulose acetate and various resins, paints varnishes and lacquers.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
Formula C3H6O
CAS no. 67-64-1
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 1.7
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 1.17
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 1.20
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.414
Molecular Weight, g/mole 58.0
Melting point, °C -94
Boiling point, °C 56
Flash point, °C -18
Upper Explosive Limit, % 13
Lower Explosive Limit, % 2.6
Specification Value/Information
Density, g.cm⁻³ 0.791
Ionisation Energy, eV 9.69
EH40 TWA, ppm 500
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 1210
EH40 STEL, ppm 1500
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 3620
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm 250
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³ 590
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 2500
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 1000
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³ 2400

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