Definition of Acetone Industry
Acetone, also known as two methyl ketone, is the simplest saturated ketone. It is a kind of colorless transparent liquid with a special acrid odor. It is easily dissolved in water, methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, diethyl ether, chloroform, pyridine and other organic solvents. It is flammable, volatile and has active chemical properties.
Main Application of Acetone
Acetone is an important organic material, which is mainly used for producing the solvents of cellulose acetate film plastic and coating. Acetone cyancyanate (ACH), the product of the reaction between acetone and hydrocyanic acid, is the raw material for preparing methyl methacrylate (MMA). Acetone is also the raw material for preparing bisphenol-A, the intermediate of epoxy resin and polycarbonate. In medicine and pesticide, acetone is not only the raw material of vitamin C, but also the extractant for various microbes and hormones, the dewaxing solvent for petroleum refining, the raw material for preparing other synthetic materials, etc. It has a wide range of application.
Acetone is mainly used as a solvent in explosive, plastic, rubber, fiber, leather, oil, paint spraying and other industries. In addition, acetone can also be used to manufacture acetone cyanohydrin, methyl methacrylate, methyl isobutyl ketone, bisphenol-A and so on, so that it can be used in the fields of coating, medicine, pesticide and so on.