1 May 2020 Bulletin

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Acetone

Acetone—also known as propanone—is a colourless flammable liquid with a strong fruity odour. Acetone is the smallest and simplest ketone and its formula is (CH3)2CO. It is an organic compound and is produced directly or indirectly from propylene. Human beings produce and dispose of acetone naturally as a byproduct of metabolism. People with diabetes produce acetone in higher amounts. The compound is highly flammable, with a flash point of -18°. [1,2]

 


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