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  • Acetone is also known as propanone, dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone, propan-2-one and -ketopropane. It is the simplest representative of the ketones.
  • It is widely used as a chemical intermediate in the production of methyl isobutyl ketone and other solvents, and in the production of such important chemicals as bisphenol A and methyl methacrylate.
  • The most familiar household use of acetone is as the active ingredient in nail polish remover. Acetone is also used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. Before the invention of the cumene process acetone was produced by the dry distillation of acetates, for example calcium acetate.
  • Bisphenol A is an important component of many polymers such as polycarbonates, polyurethanes and epoxy resins. Acetone is also used extensively for the safe transporting and storing of acetylene.
  • The amount of acetone used annually in the production of other chemicals is increasing.Large amounts are also used in the production of
    methacrylates and bisphenol A, and in the production of acetone amines.
  • Acetone has low toxicity potential relative to other commonly used industrial solvents.Did not cause cancer in long-term animal studies.
  • Cumene is the principal chemical used in the production of phenol and its coproduct, acetone, via the chemical intermediate cumene hydroperoxide. It is also used as a starting material in the production of acetophenone.
  • Acetophenone is also extracted from the production stream and marketed in a commercial quality of 98 % and 99 % purity. It is a basic raw material in hydrocarbon resins for the production of adhesives and printing inks. Acetophenone is also a precursor to certain agrochemicals.
  • Things will be very different by 2008 or 2009. Several new large styrene investments will come on-stream in both the Middle East and in China. This could back-out styrene exports from the United States, reducing production there.
  • During 2004~2006, the industry enjoyed another fast development. Capacity increased rapidly, and so did output. With an annual growth of 26% from 2003 to 2004, Chinese acetone output is anticipated to hit 333.8kt in 2005, up by 48.3% from a year ago level.
  • In 2005, Chinese acetone capacity will rise by 110kt/yr to 392kt/yr due to the start-up of new units and capacity expansion of existing units. Meanwhile, domestic demand has seen rapid growth. With an annual growth of 16-18% in past years, Chinese apparent demand is anticipated to reach 538kt in 2005.
  • We estimate that global acetone supply will remain roughly balanced with demand this year. By 2006, we expect supply to exceed demand by about 100 thousand tons. Five years later, this imbalance may double.
  • Acetone-History
  • Acetone Uses
  • Properties Of Acetone
  • Cumene
  • Ketones


  • Acetone From Corn
  • TCA-Acetone Extraction
  • Production of Acetone From Aceto-Acetate
  • Fractional Distillation of Acetone
  • ABE Production System
  • Purification of Acetone Carboxylase
  • Acetone Production in Children
  • Production of Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) using DDGS
  • Purification of Acetone

Fermentation Process

  • Acetone and Butyl Alcohol Fermentation
  • Biochemistry of Acetone and Butyl Alcohol Fermentation
  • n-Butyl Alcohol Fermentation
  • Studies on Acetone-Butyl Alcohol Fermentation
  • Mechanism of Butanol-Acetone Fermentation
  • Butyl Alcohol-Isopropyl Alcohol Fermentation
  • Acetone-Butanol Fermentation Revisited


  • Acetone Process Technology
  • Biofuel Technologies
  • Distillation Technology to Recycle Acetone
  • Conversion Technology
    of Biomass into Bioenergy
  • Catalyst Technology
  • synQUAD Dispensing Technology
  • Thermal Separation Technology


  • Acetone Process
  • Method of Treating Acne Vulgaris
  • Method for Delivering Acetone
  • Economic Method of Acetone Production
  • Ceramic Tape Formulations


  • Acetone S
  • Diisobutyl Ketone
  • Ecosoft Solvent IK
  • Isophorone
  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
  • Dimethyl Ketone


  • Acetone Spray Test in Gerbils
  • Reactive Ion-Surface Collisions
  • Effects of Acetone Evaporation
  • Enzymatic Conversion of Squalene to Cholesterol
  • Pesticidal Uses

Projects and Plants

  • Material Balances
  • Energy Balances, Numerical Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Thermodynamics
  • Separations and Reaction Engineering
  • Design Problems for Acetone Production Facility
  • Debottlenecking of Acetone Process
  • Process for Production of Acetone via Dehydration of Isopropanol
  • Frontalin Project
  • GPCC Phenol & Acetone Project
  • Acetone Heat Exchanger Project
  • NDRC Approves Phenol/Acetone Project
  • Production of Acetone Using Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Shell Chemical Plant
Equipment Suppliers
  • Kilburn Engineering
  • Exporter of Anti Corrosive Chemical Equipment
  • Chemical Process Equipment
  • Distillation Columns Suppliers
  • Fans Bro Erectors
  • Fluid Bed Dryer Supplier
  • Heat Exchanger Supplier
  • Separation Vessel Suppliers


  • Process Technology Consultant to Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil & Allied Industries
  • Logistics Consultant
  • Philippa Davies
  • Expert Consulting Services
  • Kevin Kennedy & Associates
  • Organic Consultants
  • Peter R
  • Quest Consultants

Safety and Guidelines

  • Mallinckrodt-Acetone
  • Dimethylketone
  • Methyl Ketone
  • Beta-Ketopropane
  • Sample Acetone
  • NIOSH Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • Propanone
  • ChemWatch-Acetone
  • MidSun-Acetone
  • Sunoco-Acetone
  • Impact of Acetone on Ozone Production
  • Acetone Regulations and Pollution Prevention
  • Acetone Fact Sheet
  • Acetone Chemical Backgrounder
  • Product Safety Assessment
  • Tropical Guide


  • Validation of Acetone
  • Acetone-American Report
  • Assessment Report on Acetone
  • Acetone-Environmental Report
  • Health Assessment
  • Chinese Acetone Market
  • Ontario Air Standards
    For Acetone
  • Toxicological Review of Acetone

Global Market

  • Cumene Demand
  • Acetone Market Outlook
  • Global Acetone and Cumene Market
  • INEOS Phenol
  • Acetone Import and Export
  • Acetone Market Report
  • Acetone Demand
  • China Acetone Market
  • Acetone Market in Korea
  • Global Acetone Trade-2005

Manufacturers, Exporters and Suppliers

  • Acetone Suppliers in US
  • Edwards-Etherton Oil Company
  • Global Acetone Suppliers
  • Acetone Seller
  • Acetone Exporters Directory
  • Acetone Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Acetone Manufacturers and Suppliers in India
  • Acetone-Trade Leads


  • Acetone Buyers List 1
  • Acetone Buyers List 2
  • Acetone Buyers List 3
  • Acetone Buyers List 4

Company Profiles

  • Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited
  • Schenectady Herdillia Limited
  • Supraveni Chemicals Private Limited
  • K3a Chemicals

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