Acetone, also known as propanone, is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor. It is miscible with water and is highly flammable, although it is recognized to have low acute and chronic toxicity.
Acetone is typically used as a solvent in the manufacturing of plastics and other industrial products. Acetone’s other uses include:
- Nail polish remover
- Degreasing wool
- Degumming silk
- Used in blends for automotive and furniture lacquers/finishes
- Reducing the viscosity of lacquers