Pure Acetone is colourless, volatile, flammable liquid and is the simplest and smallest ketone. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an incredibly important solvent. Acetone is typically used for cleaning laboratories and as a false nail remover by salons. Our acetone is Anhydrous.
Acetone – Anhydrous 99.8% Purity
Our 99.8% acetone is anhydrous with a wide range of uses. Acetone is a colourless, volatile, flammable liquid and is the simplest and smallest ketone. It is miscible with water and serves as an incredibly important solvent in it’s own right and typically used for cleaning laboratories and other pharmaceutical areas. Familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner.
Acetone is an extremely good solvent which is used for many plastics and other synthetic fibres. Used for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools and dissolving part epoxies and superglue before they harden. In this respect it is fantastic for model makers, sculptures and anything involving small plastic kits.
As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting. It is also useful for high reliability soldering applications to remove rosin flux after soldering is complete and this helps to prevent the rusty bolt effect.
Used as a polar, aprotic solvent in a variety of organic reactions, such has sn2 reactions. The use of acetone solvent is critical for the Jones oxidation. It does not form an azeotrope with water. It is a common solvent for rinsing laboratory glassware because of its lower cost and low volatility . Despite its common use as a supposed drying agent, it is not effective except by bulk displacement and dilution. Fluorescent under ultraviolet light, it has vapour that can be used as fluorescent tracer in fluid flow experiments. In a laboratory setting, acetone can also be used to precipitate proteins.
Domestic and Niche Uses:
The primary competent in cleaning agents such as nail polish remover, for acne treatments and for toe/toenail care.
This product is a key component of superglue remover and easily removes residues from glass and porcelain. Make-up artists make extensive use of acetone to remove skin adhesive from the netting of wigs and moustaches by immersing the item in an acetone bath, then removing the softened glue residue with a stiff brush. Acetone’s ability to loosen hardened glues makes it ideal for hobbyists with a vested interest in arts and crafts.
The technique for vapour polishing 3D-printed models, called acetone vapour bath smoothing, involves placing the printed part in a sealed chamber containing a small amount of acetone and heating to around 80 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. This creates a vapour of acetone in the container. The acetone condenses even all over the part, causing the surface to soften and liquefy. Surface tension then smooths the semi-liquid plastic. As a result this leaves a glassy smooth part free of striation, patterning and visible edges, common features in untreated 3D printed parts.