Diacetone Alcohol

Sydney Solvents is a diacetone supplier. Diacetone alcohol is an organic compound that is pale yellow liquid with a pleasant odour. The flashpoint of diacetone alcohol is 54 ºC with a boiling range of 150-172ºC, which is quite high. The flashpoint of diacetone means that it is a volatile, flammable product. The specific gravity is 0.938-0.942. The liquid is characterised as slow evaporating.

Diacetone Uses

Diacetone is miscible in water and can be used as a solvent for water-based coatings. When a solvent is miscible in water it means that it can mix well with other solvents. Diacetone Alcohol is mainly used for cleaning inks, paint remover and industrial coatings. Some industrial users use it as a primer.

Additionally, diacetone alcohol is both a ketone and an alcohol. Ketones are often used as building blocks when synthesising organic compounds. Diacetone alcohol will dissolve fats, tars, dyes, oils, waxes and crude rubber. It can also be used as a solvent extractant in purification processes for resins and waxes.

Diacetone Alcohol Safety Information

When using diacetone alcohol it is important to wear safety goggles and wear solvent-resistant gloves.