ReAgent Chemicals can manufacture and supply Acetone for general use in 2.5L or 25L containers or 200 L drums. Bulk buyers are entitled to discount.
Industrial Uses of Acetone
With its characteristic sweet smell, the most well-known household use for acetone is as nail varnish remover.
The same chemical properties made acetone a popular solvent for many other compounds, including as a paint thinner or to dissolve wax, resin, plastic, glue and industrial varnishes. It is estimated that more than 30% of all acetone produced worldwide it’s used as a solvent for other chemicals.
Acetone has been suggested as a fuel additive where, at least in theory, its dissolving power would be useful to clean the engine. Some defend it makes the engine run smoother with cleaner gas emissions, but further studies are needed to prove these claims.
It is also directly involved in the manufacturing process of certain products, such as rayon, fibres, plastics, some pharmaceutical drugs and photographic film.
It can also be used in make-up and perfume, to give the final products a specific scent; or as the main ingredient in chemical peeling procedures to clean the skin. Acetone is also a chemical intermediate in different reactions, including to synthesise methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A, important components in many plastics, resins and polymers.
What You Can Expect from ReAgent
We supply acetone in various grades, including for general use, as well as laboratory or analytical use. We also have a wide range of other chemicals available through our website.
Contact us with any queries, and a member of our customer care team will be delighted to help you. All our products come with a 100% guarantee and are most dispatched within 24 working hours.
Maximum Limits of Impurities
Weight per ml at 20°C
0.789 - 0.792
Acidity (as CH₃COOH)
Non Volatile Matter
Hazard Statement Code
Causes serious eye irritation.
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Precautionary Statement Code
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with local regulations.
Avoid breathing vapour/ spray.
Get medical advice/ attention.
Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
With over 40 years of industry experience and a catalogue of accreditations, ReAgent supply top-grade acetone to businesses worldwide. Available in bulk orders, our acetone is quality approved and can be shipped within 24 hours.
Acetone, also known as propanone, is a colourless and flammable liquid. Well known for its fruity odour and pungent taste, acetone is the simplest form of ketone and is highly miscible with water as well as other solvents. These include benzene, ether, alcohol and chloroform.
Chemical Properties of Acetone
Acetone has a range of industrial uses, and is commonly used as a solvent in many different processes. Acetone is also an important reagent in the manufacture of methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A.
The current method of producing acetone is via the cumene process. Other methods include the direct oxidation of propylene (the Wacker-Hoechst process), or the conversion of propylene to propanol which can then be oxidised to acetone.
Friendly and Efficient Acetone Suppliers
As dedicated acetone suppliers in the UK, we supply acetone for both general and laboratory use. Our batches range from 2.5-25L containers to 200L drums. Discounts are also available for bulk purchases of over four items. All of our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours.
As our manufacturing facilities are based in the UK, we are ideally positioned to offer you great flexibility in the products we sell. If you have a question about your order or would like to discuss a bespoke product, simply contact us for more information, or to get a quote.