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Acetone



Structure & Characteristics

CH3COCH3. Acetone is a colorless liquid with a distinct smell and is inflammable due to its low bolling point.

Manufacturing Method

Through the application of the cumene process, We produce isopropyl benzene(cumene) from benzene and propylene, which is oxidized with air to form cumenehydro-peroxide and then is decomposed to yield phenol and acetone using homogeneous acid catalyst.

Cumenu Plant

 

Phenol / Acetone Plant

Main Derivatives

Raw material of MMA(Methacrylate), BPA, ascorbic acid(Vitamin C), etc. In addition, acetone is widely used as solvents for synthetic resins, rubber, oil paper and paints, as well as for acetyl cellulose, nitro celluose,etc.