Acetone (a.k.a. Propanone, Dimethyl Ketone) is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor and it is miscible with water and most organic solvents. It is the simplest and most important of the ketones. Acetone occurs naturally in forests and as breakdown product of animal metabolism. Propanone was first produced by alchemist between the 13th and 15th century; however, its formula was only discovered in 1833, with industrial production beginning in 1999. It is an excellent solvent for many organic compounds, and it is a raw material for a wide range of chemical synthesis.
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