Acetone is also used to make plastics, fibre, medicines and other chemicals. Acetone is an important organic solvent that dissolves in water, alcohol and acetone ether. Generally, it is the most favorite solvent to clean laboratories. About 5.1 million tons of acetone were annually produced worldwide in 2009 to primarily use it as a solvent and in the production of MMA and BPA.
Acetone (also called propanone, dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone or beta-ketopropanone) is an organic compound of the ketone family and is the simplest representative of this family. Its chemical formula is CH3COCH3. Acetone is a colorless and flammable liquid with a melting point of -95.4°C and a boiling point of 56.53°C.