noun[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless volatile liquid ketone made by oxidizing isopropanol, used as an organic solvent and synthetic reagent.
- Solvents permitted in the UK for extraction include acetone, hexane, ethyl acetate, ethyl alcohol, and carbon dioxide.
- Ketones are extensively used as solvents, with acetone being the most well known example.
- These may contain solvents such as toluene, isopropryl alcohol, ethyl and butyl acetates, acetone and other ketones.
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