Acetone is one of the most commonly used industrial solvents. It is also widely used in nail salons.
Acetone should be used in a well-ventilated area in order to avoid excessive vapor inhalation, and should not be used around any ignition sources.
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CAS-No : 67-64-1

Product form : Substance

Substance name : Acetone

Chemical name : 2-Propanone

Use of the substance/mixture : Solvent Cleaning product Chemical raw material

Recommended use : Laboratory chemicals

Restrictions on use : Not for food, drug or household use

In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary.

In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766

First-aid measures

First-aid measures  general   Check the vital functions. Unconscious: maintain adequate airway and respiration. Respiratory arrest: artificial respiration or oxygen. Cardiac arrest: perform resuscitation. Victim conscious with labored breathing: half-seated. Victim in shock: on his back with legs slightly raised. Vomiting: prevent asphyxia/aspiration pneumonia. Prevent cooling by covering the victim (no warming up). Keep watching the victim. Give psychological aid. Keep the victim calm, avoid physical strain. Depending on the victim's condition: doctor/hospital.
First-aid measures after inhalation Remove the victim into fresh air. Respiratory problems: consult a doctor/medical service
First-aid measures after skin contact Wash immediately with lots of water. Soap may be used. Do not apply (chemical) neutralizing agents. Remove clothing before washing. Take victim to a doctor if irritation persists.
First-aid measures after eye contact Rinse immediately with plenty of water. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Do not apply neutralizing agents. Take victim to an ophthalmologist if irritation persists.
First-aid measures after ingestion Rinse mouth with water. Immediately after ingestion: give lots of water to drink. Do not give milk/oil to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Give activated charcoal. Call Poison Information Centre ( Consult a doctor/medical service if you feel unwell. Ingestion of large quantities: immediately to hospital.

Most important symptoms and effects (acute and delayed)

Symptoms/effects Not expected to present a significant hazard under anticipated conditions of normal use.
Symptoms/effects after inhalation EXPOSURE TO HIGH CONCENTRATIONS: Feeling of weakness. Irritation of the respiratory tract. Nausea. Vomiting. Headache. Central nervous system depression. Dizziness. Narcosis. Excited/restless. Drunkenness. Disturbed motor response. Respiratory difficulties. Disturbances of consciousness.
Symptoms/effects after skin contact ON CONTINUOUS EXPOSURE/CONTACT: Dry skin. Cracking of the skin.
Symptoms/effects after eye contact Irritation of the eye tissue.
Symptoms/effects after ingestion Dry/sore throat. Risk of aspiration pneumonia. Symptoms similar to those listed under inhalation. AFTER ABSORPTION OF LARGE QUANTITIES: Irritation of the gastric/intestinal mucosa. Change in the blood composition. Change in urine output. Renal disease. Enlargement/disease of the liver.
Chronic symptoms ON CONTINUOUS/REPEATED EXPOSURE/CONTACT: Red skin. Skin rash/inflammation. Dry/sore throat. Headache. Nausea. Feeling of weakness. Loss of weight. Possible inflammation of the respiratory tract.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage conditions Keep only in the original container in a cool, well ventilated place away from : Heat sources, Direct sunlight, incompatible materials. Keep container closed when not in use.
Incompatible products Strong bases. Strong acids.
Incompatible materials Sources of ignition. Direct sunlight.
Storage temperature 15 - 20 °C
Heat-ignition KEEP SUBSTANCE AWAY FROM: heat sources. ignition sources
Prohibitions on mixed storage KEEP SUBSTANCE AWAY FROM: oxidizing agents. reducing agents. strong acids. (strong) bases. halogens. amines.
Storage area Store in a cool area. Keep out of direct sunlight. Store in a dry area. Store in a dark area. Ventilation at floor level. Fireproof storeroom. Provide for an automatic sprinkler system. Provide for a tub to collect spills. Provide the tank with earthing. Meet the legal requirements.
Special rules on packaging SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: closing. with pressure relief valve. clean. opaque. correctly labelled. meet the legal requirements. Secure fragile packagings in solid containers.
Packaging materials SUITABLE MATERIAL: steel. stainless steel. carbon steel. aluminium. iron. copper. nickel. bronze. glass. MATERIAL TO AVOID: synthetic material.

Physical and Chemical Properties

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