179124 Sigma-Aldrich


ACS reagent, ≥99.5%

  • CAS Number 67-64-1

  • Linear Formula CH3COCH3

  • Molecular Weight 58.08

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 635680

  •  EC Number 200-662-2

  •  MDL number MFCD00008765

  •  eCl@ss 39021201

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329751579



Related Categories ACS Grade, ACS Grade Solvents, ACS and Reagent Grade Solvents, Acetone, Amber Glass Bottles,
grade   ACS reagent
vapor density   2 (vs air)
vapor pressure   184 mmHg ( 20 °C)
assay   ≥99.5%
form   liquid (clear)
shelf life   Recommended retest period - 2 years
expl. lim.   13.2 %
impurities   ≤0.0003 meq/g Titr. acid
  ≤0.0006 meq/g Titr. base
  ≤0.002% aldehyde as formaldehyde
  ≤0.05% isopropanol
  ≤0.05% methanol
  ≤0.5% water
evapn. residue   ≤0.001%
color   APHA: ≤10
refractive index   n20/D 1.359 (lit.)
bp   56 °C/760 mmHg (lit.)
mp   −94 °C (lit.)
density   0.791 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)


General description

Acetone is a polar organic solvent. It can undergo photocatalytic oxidation in the presence of mixed TiO2-rare earth oxides.


Acetone may be used in the synthesis of Ga (Gallium)-DOTATATE (where DOTA= 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclo- dodecane -1,4,7,10-tetraacetic acid) chemicals.6 It may be used in an assay for the determination of ester groups in lipids by spectrophotometric methods.

Acetone undergoes aldolization in the presence of Mg-Al layered double hydroxides (LDH) as catalysts and Cl- and/or CO32- as compensating anions to afford diacetone alcohol and mesityl oxide as the main products. Its enantioselective Aldol condensation with various isatins in the presence of a dipeptide catalyst forms 1-alkyl 3-(2-oxopropyl)-3-hydroxyindolin-2-ones. Aqueous solution of acetone may be used as a medium for the oxidation of alkynes to 1,2-diketones using potassium permanganate.

Acetone′s luminesence intensity is dependent upon the solution components . The absorption of UV light by acetone, results in its photolysis and the production of radials .


1, 6×1, 2.5, 4×2.5, 4, 4×4 L in glass bottle

18, 20 L in steel drum

200 L in Pure-Pac™ 1

4×4 L in poly bottle

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200 L in steel drum

500, 6×500 mL in glass bottle

Other Notes

Go to our BioRenewable Alternative Acetone - 904082

For information on acetone miscibility, please visit the following link:
Acetone Miscibility/Immiscibility Table

Pure-Pac® II containers require the Micromatic MacroValve coupler for dispensing solvents, Z560723.

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Hazard statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
UN1090 - class 3 - PG 2 - Acetone
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
1.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-17 °C


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