Acetone (CH3)2CO, Commercial Grade
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- Acetone (systematically named 2-propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO.
- It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest ketone.
- Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically for cleaning purposes in the laboratory.
- It is a common building block in organic chemistry. Familiar household uses of acetone are the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner.
- Acetylacetone is an organic compound that exists in two tautomeric forms that interconvert rapidly and are treated as a single compound in most applications. Although the compound is formally named as the diketone form, pentane-2,4-dione, the enol form forms a substantial component of the material and is actually the favored form in many solvents.
- It is a colorless liquid that is a precursor to acetylacetonate (acac), a common bidentate ligand. It is also a building block for the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds.