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.
Acetone solvent is great for many plastics, as well as some synthetic fibers. It is 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.
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