Acetone

CAS RN: 67-64-1

Major Uses

For acetone (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 044101) there are 0 labels match. /SRP: Not registered for current use in the U.S., but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
The active ingredient is no longer contained in any registered /pesticide/ products. ... "cancelled."
Solvent for fats, oils, waxes, resins, rubber, plastics, lacquers, varnishes, rubber cements. Versatile reagent in organic synthesis. Manufacturing of coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. In production of other solvents and intermediates including: methyl isobutyl ketone, mesityl oxide, acetic acid (ketene process), diacetone alcohol, bisphenol A, methyl methacrylate, explosives, rayon, photographic films, isoprene.
In extraction of various principles from animal and plant substances; in paint & varnish removers; purifying paraffin; hardening and dehydrating tissues.
In storing acetylene gas (takes up about 24 times its vol of the gas).
Analytical uses in liquid chromatography; cleaning glassware. Pharmaceutic aid (solvent).
Reported uses (ppm):
Reported uses (ppm): (Flavor and Extract Manufacturers' Association, 1994)

Food Category Usual Max.
Alcoholic beverages 0.37 0.37
Baked goods 3.00 9.00
Fats, oils 14.00 20.00
Frozen dairy 3.00 5.00
Gelatins, pudding 0.60 0.60
Jams, jellies 0.27 0.27
Mjilk products 1.60 1.60
Nonalcoholic beverages 0.57 0.57
Snack foods 5.00 10.00
Soft candy 0.88 5.40
Sweet sauce 1.30 1.30
Nail polish remover
Chem int for methyl methacrylate, methacrylic acid and higher methacrylates, methyl isobutyl ketone, methyl isobutyl carbinol, bisphenol A, isophorone; spinning solvent in manufacture of cellulose acetate; solvent for adhesives and printing inks, acetylene
Manufacture of smokeless powder.
A large volume, direct solvent use of acetone is in formulations for surface coatings and related washes and thinners, mainly for acrylic and nitrocellulose lacquers and paints. It is used as a solvent in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, in spinning cellulose acetate fibers, in gas cylinders to store acetylene safely, in adhesives and contact cements, in various extraction processes, and in the manufacture of smokeless powder. It is a wash solvent in fiberglass boat manufacturing, a cleaning solvent in the electronics industry, and a solvent for degreasing wool and degumming silk.
... main use /of acetone/ is as chemical intermediate in the manufacture of acetone cyanohydrin for methyl methacrylate, bisphenol A, and aldol chemicals. Direct solvent applications also account for a large portion of world demand. It is used as a solvent and as a reaction intermediate for the production of other compounds that are mainly used as solvents.
... Used in small volume applications some of which are to make functional compounds such as antioxidants, herbicides, higher ketones, condensates with formaldehyde or diphenylamine, and vitamin intermediates.
Acetone is used as a brine for low temperature heat transfer in indirect refrigeration.
It is ... used for cleaning and drying precision parts.
Acetone has been identified as being used in hydraulic fracturing as a corrosion inhibitor. /From table/
Both oil base and water base fracturing fluids are being used in the fracturing industry. Water base, which includes alcohol-water mixtures and low strength acids, make up the majority of treating fluids. The common chemicals added to these fluids are polymers for viscosity development, crosslinkers for viscosity enhancement, pH control chemicals, gel breakers for polymer degradation following the treatment, surfactants, clay stabilizers, alcohol, bactericides, fluid loss additives and friction reducer. /Hydraulic fracturing/
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