Acetone is an amphiphilic liquid that dries easily. It is a widely used solvent for paints, adhesives, and many other applications. Mitsubishi Chemical features very high purity acetone.

  • CAS: No. 67-64-1 (T)
  • EINECS: No. 200-662-2
  • Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law: METI-No. 2-542
  • Japan, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law: Not applicable.
  • Japan, Fire Services Law: Hazardous material Class 4 Petroleums No.1 (water-soluble liquid).




Acetone is the ketone with the simplest structure which results in high solubility for a very wide range of organic materials. At room temperature, acetone's high volatility means that it is a fast-drying solvent which is very useful for many applications.

Common Names Acetone,
Dimethyl ketone
Structure Acetone
CAS No 67-64-1
Japan, Chemical Substances Control Law METI-No. 2-542
Formula CH3COCH3
Molecular Weight 58
Appearance Colorless liquid
Melting Point (℃) -94
Boiling Point (℃) 56
Specific Gravity 0.79
Flash Point (℃) -21
Autoignition Temperature (℃) 540
Flammability Range (%) 2.6~12.8
Solubility parameter 10

Mitsubishi Chemical's acetone is very high purity.



It is used as a solvent for paints and coatings, adhesives, cosmetics, and many other applications.  It is also used as a raw material in the production of bisphenol A (an epoxy resin raw material) and of methyl methacrylate.

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