propanone

propanone

propanone, 2-, IUPAC name for acetone.
or dimethyl ketone

Simplest and most important ketone (CH3COCH3). It is a colourless, flammable liquid, boiling at 133 °F (56.2 °C). Many fats, resins, and organic materials dissolve easily in it, so it is used to make artificial fibres, explosives, resins, paints, inks, cosmetics (including nail-polish remover), coatings, and adhesives. Acetone is used as a chemical intermediate in pharmaceuticals and many other compounds.

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1-Amino-2-propanone is a secondary amino ketone.

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