At room temperature, acetone is a colourless liquid with a characteristic sweet smell. Due to its special bipolar properties, acetone is very easy to mix with water and many organic solvents. Fire and explosion are the main hazards when dealing with acetone. Acetone forms highly flammable vapour-air mixtures, has a strong degreasing effect and causes dryness of the skin. Inhaled acetone causes bronchial irritation, headache and fatigue; in high doses it has a narcotic effect.

Shipping is done mainly via road tankers, containers and rail tank cars.


DOMO sells acetone with Pharma Grade and Technical Grade. Due to its excellent miscibility with many substances, acetone is used as a solvent or as a raw material in chemical syntheses. A major use is as a raw material for the production of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). In addition, acetone is used for the production of bisphenol A (BPA). The solvent properties of acetone are also used in the production of agents for the removal of oils, resins, paints and construction foam, etc. In dentistry, acetone is used as a cleaning agent for tooth surfaces and root canals.


Acetone pharma grade

Acetone Pharma Grade Excipient is a pharmaceutical grade of Acetone which meets all requirements of the current Ph. Eur. and USP-NF. The Product is produced and handled according to GMP based on the joint IPEC - PQG Good Manufacturing Practices Guide for Pharmaceutical Excipients.

Because of its low benzene content, acetone produced by DOMO Chemicals is ideally suited for pharmaceutical applications.

Acetone technical g​rade

Parameter Limiting value Testing method
Acetone (without water) min. 99.9 weight % DIN 55687, spec.81 - 101
Water max. 0.2 weight % DIN 51777 / Part 1
Organic impurities max. 0.1 weight % DIN 55687, spec.81 - 101
Color index max. 5 Hazen DIN ISO 6271
KMmnO4 resistance min. 540 minutes 81 - 05
Acidity, calculated as Acetic acid max. 0.0015 weight % 81 - 04