Anhydrous Acetone – What Is It? What are the Uses Anhydrous Acetone?
Anhydrous Acetone refers to a product that contains no water, so there is no water content in the Acetone. It is known as a “dry” solvent. But is it possible?
Our Acetone that we stock is 99.8% Acetone with 0.2% water content (as per last testing February 2019).
With very little water content already, our Acetone is appropriate to use for a variety of reasons, but of course double check with the chemist to ensure it is suitable. It is also possible to “dry” out the acetone but you would need to look into it further as different drying techniques will impact on the acetone.
If you need to test moisture content within a formulation or experiment, anhydrous acetone is important. However, if that is not the case, when you open the acetone up the water content can evaporate off anyway, and won’t impact on what you are doing.
Anhydrous Acetone can be very costly, so it is worth checking to see if you actually need it. We have 1 Litre Acetone sizes available so you can always test before you start using a large amount.
If you have any questions you can always contact us here.