Acetone well dissolves many organic substances, in particular, acetyl and nitrocelluloses, waxes, alkaloids, and so on, as well as a number of salts.
Acetone is formed during acetone (acetone-butyl) fermentation of carbohydrates caused by Bacillus acetobutylicus. As a result, acetone and butanol are formed, as well as a number of side impurities. As an industrial method, this method of producing acetone was popular in the 19th - early 20th centuries, but was supplanted by chemical synthesis technologies.
Acetone is used as a raw material for the synthesis of many important chemical products, such as acetic anhydride, ketene, diacetone alcohol, mesityl oxide, methyl isobutyl ketone, methyl methacrylate, diphenylpropane, isophorone, bisphenol A and so on; example:
|Type of material||Solvent|
|Type of solvent||Inorganic|
|Type of the processed surface||Metallic|
|Type of the use||Universal|