Acetone Solvent

Reinforced Plastics Lab is a trusted provider of quality solvents and additives. We distribute nationwide and help labs maintain a clean and healthy working environment. Acetone is a solvent that is used in the upkeep of many labs around the country. We provide this product at an affordable rate. Here are some features of this solvent when used in laboratories around the country:

  • Can be used as a polar, aprotic solvent in a variety of organic reactions
  • Critical for the Jones oxidation
  • Common solvent for rinsing laboratory glassware due to its low cost and volatility
  • Can be cooled with dry ice to -79 °C with freezing
  • Fluorescent under ultraviolet light

What is Acetone?

Acetone is an organic compound and is colorless, volatile, a flammable liquid. It is typically used for cleaning purposes in labs and is a common building block in organic chemistry. If you look around your home, you may have acetone products you may not be aware of. These include such items as nail polish remover and paint thinner. Acetone is also present in the human body and is disposed of through normal metabolic processes and is present in your blood and urine as well.

Applications and Uses of the Solvent

Acetone solvent is great for many plastics, as well as some synthetic fibers. It can be used for the thinning of polyester resin, as well as cleaning the tools with it. It can also be used to dissolve two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It is also useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting.

In the pharmaceutical industry, acetone solvent is used as a denatured alcohol. Acetone is also present as a substance formulated alongside the active ingredients of some medications. And though it is flammable, it is widely used as a solvent during the safe transportation and storage of acetylene. By pouring acetylene into acetone, the acetylene dissolves into it and makes it safer to transport.

Trusted Supplier of Acetone Solvents 

Reinforced Plastics is a trusted supplier of quality acetone solvents. We distribute all of our products nationwide and do so at affordable rates. If you're interested in any of our solvents for your work place, please contact us today. The number to call is: (631) 249-5490. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have about our solvents or any of our products in general.