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About Diacetone Alcohol

Diacetone alcohol, also known as 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone, is a clear, colorless liquid organic compound with the formula (CH3)2C(OH)CH2C(O)CH3. It is a member of the ketone family, characterized by its two ketone groups.

This chemical is widely used as a solvent in various industries, including paints, coatings, adhesives, inks, and cleaning agents. It's valued for its ability to dissolve a wide range of substances, including oils, waxes, resins, and cellulose acetate.

Common Uses and Applications

  • Solvent: Diacetone alcohol is primarily used as a solvent in paints, coatings, varnishes, and lacquers. It effectively dissolves resins, waxes, oils, and cellulose acetate, making it valuable in formulations for these products.
  • Adhesives: It is used in adhesive formulations, particularly in contact adhesives where a strong bond is required. Its ability to dissolve various substances contributes to the adhesive's effectiveness.
  • Inks: Diacetone alcohol serves as a solvent in printing inks, enabling the ink to flow smoothly and adhere well to the printing surface.
  • Cleaning Agents: Due to its solvent properties, it is used in cleaning agents for industrial and commercial purposes. It helps dissolve and remove various types of dirt, grease, and grime.
  • Polymer Production: Diacetone alcohol is used in the production of certain polymers and resins. It can be a component in the synthesis of polymeric materials used in coatings, adhesives, and other applications.
  • Pharmaceuticals: In the pharmaceutical industry, diacetone alcohol is used as a solvent or intermediate in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) or pharmaceutical formulations.
  • Fragrances: It is used in the production of perfumes and fragrances as a solvent or diluent for various fragrance compounds.


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Diacetone Alcohol Specifications

Specific Gravity @20°C 0.938-0.941

Safety and Shipping Information

DOT: Diacetone alcohol, 3, UN1148, PG III

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