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

SpecificationValue/Information
FormulaC3H6O
CAS no.67-64-1
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV1.7
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV1.17
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV1.20
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar)0.414
Molecular Weight, g/mole58.0
Melting point, °C-94
Boiling point, °C56
Flash point, °C-18
Upper Explosive Limit, %13
Lower Explosive Limit, %2.6
SpecificationValue/Information
Density, g.cm⁻³0.791
Ionisation Energy, eV9.69
EH40 TWA, ppm500
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³1210
EH40 STEL, ppm1500
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³3620
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm250
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³590
NIOSH IDLH, ppm2500
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm1000
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³2400

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