Safety data for acetone
Synonyms: dimethyl ketone, methyl ketone, 2-propanone,
Molecular formula: (CH3)2CO
CAS No: 67-64-1
Appearance: colourless liquid with a fragrant, sweet odour
Melting point: -95 C
Boiling point: 56 C
Vapour density: 2.0
Vapour pressure: 181 mm at 20 C
Specific gravity: 0.79
Flash point: -18 C
Explosion limits: 2.6% - 13.0%
Autoignition temperature: 538 C
Stable. Incompatible with halogen acids and halogen compounds,
strong bases, strong oxidizing agents, caustics, amines and ammonia,
chlorine and chlorine compounds, strong acids, nitrosyl compounds.
Harmful by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption.
Irritant. Liquid may cause permanent eye damage (corneal clouding).
Contact with skin may cause defatting,leading to irritation.
Long-term exposure may cause liver damage. ORL-RAT LD50 5.8 g/kg.
TLV 750 ppm.
Safety glasses. Effective ventilation. Nitrile gloves.
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