19 Facts About Acetone


Acetone, is an organic compound with the formula.

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Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important organic solvent in its own right, in industry, home, and laboratory.

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Acetone is produced and disposed of in the human body through normal metabolic processes.

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Acetone was first produced by Andreas Libavius in 1606 by distillation of Lead acetate.

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Acetone claimed that the infrared absorption spectrum showed the presence of linkages but no groups.

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Acetone is a good solvent for many plastics and some synthetic fibers.

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Acetone is fluorescent under ultraviolet light, and its vapor can be used as a fluorescent tracer in fluid flow experiments.

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Acetone is used in the field of pathology to find lymph nodes in fatty tissues for tumor staging .

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Acetone is a weak Lewis base that forms adducts with soft acids like I2 and hard acids like phenol.

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Acetone is used as a solvent by the pharmaceutical industry and as a denaturant in denatured alcohol.

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Acetone is present as an excipient in some pharmaceutical drugs.

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Acetone has been shown to have anticonvulsant effects in animal models of epilepsy, in the absence of toxicity, when administered in millimolar concentrations.

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Acetone is often the primary component in cleaning agents such as nail polish and superglue removers.

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Acetone is often used for vapor polishing of printing artifacts on 3D-printed models printed with ABS plastic.

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Acetone efficiently removes felt-tipped pen marks from glass and metals.

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Acetone has been studied extensively and is believed to exhibit only slight toxicity in normal use.

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Acetone is not currently regarded as a carcinogen, a mutagenic chemical nor a concern for chronic neurotoxicity effects.

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Acetone can be found as an ingredient in a variety of consumer products ranging from cosmetics to processed and unprocessed foods.

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Acetone is however an irritant, causing mild skin irritation and moderate to severe eye irritation.

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