Acetone Suppliers and Trader - Tradeasia

Acetone

  • Propan-2-one
  • 2914.11.00
  • CH3COCH3
  • Clear, Colorless Liquid
  • 67-64-1
  • Propanone, Dimethyl Ketone
  • 100 @ 200 kg Iron Drum
    20 MT / 20'FCL
    80 @ 200 kg HDPE Drums
    16 MT / 20'FCL
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Category

  • Humectant
  • Preservatives
  • Food additive
  • Thinner

Brief Overview

Acetone, also known as propanone, is a clear, colorless, flammable, and volatile liquid with a chemical formula of CH3COCH3. Due to its small size and the presence of the carbonyl group, acetone is capable to form favorable interactions with water. These properties cemented its position as an ideal solvent for cleaning purposes in the laboratory as it is miscible in both water and organic solvents.

Small quantities of acetone can be found naturally in plants and animals as it is a metabolic product. Previous studies have explored the relationship between diabetes and acetone concentration in blood and urine which observes that diabetic patients tend to have larger amounts of acetone. Even though it is a natural product found in our bodies, acetone is toxic in high doses.

Acetone is capable of dissolving plastic glasses frames, jewelry, pens and pencils, rayon stockings, and other rayon garments. Acetone can polymerize rapidly under the influence of air, light, or upon heating. It can also polymerize upon contact with a catalyst, strong oxidizers, and various metals such as copper and aluminum.

 

Manufacturing Process

Acetone can be obtained directly or indirectly from propene. Currently, the indirect oxidation of propene is the most preferred method which contributes to about 83% of acetone production. This process consists of two major steps with the first step involving the Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene with propene to produce cumene. The resulting cumene is oxidized to give cumene hydroperoxide (CHP). Using a strong mineral acid as a catalyst, CHP is cleaved to produce acetone and phenol.

An alternative synthesis is the catalytic dehydrogenation of 2-propanol to acetone where 2-propanol is obtained from the hydration of propene. This synthesis route used to account for 50-60% of the acetone production in the USA during the 1970s but due to the lower costs of cumene oxidation, this methodology has declined ever since.

Plastic Industry

Acetone is an important solvent for most synthetic fibers and plastics. It is used primarily in the production of commercial products such as acrylic plastics, which are used for glazing, signs, lighting fixtures, and displays.

 

Paint Industry

It is used as an essential volatile component in some of the paints and varnishes. In the paint industry, it is used to prepare metal prior to painting. Typically, it is converted into 4-methylpentan-2-one (methyl isobutyl ketone, MIBK) to be used in paint. Moreover, it can be used for thinning fiberglass resin, paint, vinyl, adhesives, and varnishes.

 

Cosmetic Industry

Acetone is commonly used in nail polish remover and in chemical peels. It functions by breaking down nail polish, allowing the easy removal of nail polish with the aid of a cotton swab. Being a volatile compound, it evaporates quickly and this allows the nail to be left dry. Acetone is also used by makeup artists to remove skin glue on wigs and fake mustaches.

 

Pharmaceutical Industry

It is commonly used to increases the efficacy of a medication as it improves the delivery of the drug. Without acetone, the pills may find difficulty compacting to the correct density and may only be partially dissolved.

 

Electronic Industry

For the optimal performance of electronic devices and components, it has to be thoroughly cleaned. Acetone serves as a great cleaning solvent for this purpose.

 

Environment Industry

Due to its ability to dissolve oil and sludge, it is often employed to contain oil spills. Moreover, it is relatively non-toxic as compared to other organic compounds.

 

Intermediate Chemical

Acetone is used to produce many important chemicals. Some of these include methyl methacrylate (MMA), bisphenol-A (BPA), and methacrylic acid. The uses of MMA and BPA include the production of many plastics, acrylic products, sealants, lacquers, and epoxies.

 

Other Applications

Acetone is used to thin polyester resin and to dissolve epoxies and glue before and after it sets. In the laboratory, acetone has very important applications as a solvent in many chemical experiments and as an equipment cleaner. In addition, acetone is applied for safely storing rubber cement and some household cleaners.

Acetone Suppliers - Tradeasia International

Tradeasia is fulfilling the needs of many international and national companies by offering premium quality of the chemical products, which is prepared by professionals. We are the top acetone supplier that serves the purpose of many of our clients, at budget-friendly rates. Paired up with our comprehensive supply capability, we are one of the best acetone suppliers based in Singapore with growing markets in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and South America. Tradeasia International tends to make sure that the desired product is delivered within the given time frame without compromising on the quality at all. We offer negotiable prices for acetone with the best quality according to customer requirements.

 

What Makes Tradeasia Best Acetone Suppliers

Tradeasia International is the top acetone supplier. Driven by the idea of providing top-quality chemical products for our customers, we aim to organize and offer top-quality Acetone that widely used in several industries for different purposes such as:

  • Acetone is an important solvent for most synthetic fibers and plastics

  • In the paint industry, acetone is used as an essential volatile component in some of the paints and varnishes

  • Acetone is commonly used in nail polish remover and in chemical peels

  • In pharmaceutical industry, it increases the efficacy of a medication as it improves the delivery of the drug

  • Due to its ability to dissolve oil and sludge, acetone is often employed to contain oil spills

 

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