What is acetone
Acetone has the simplest structure in the classification of ketones. It is a substance that is used as an organic solvent for various purposes because it is small in molecule and easily soluble in water and most oils and fats.
Uses of acetone
Because both hydrophilicity and lipophilicity are available, it can be used for various purposes.
For example, women have a familiar light remover to remove nail polish. Manicure = ideal for removing paint.
However, since the oil of the hand is melted and dropped together, it is heard that it is easy to dry.
Acetone may also be used for car and motorcycle maintenance. It plays a role in removing oil stains.
In addition, it is used to make samples by degreasing living things (dropping oil), to wash laboratory equipment, and to mix solvents that do not mix with water.
Acetone danger, acetone toxicity
Strict ban on fire (Fire Service Act: Dangerous Goods Class 4 1st Petroleum Water-soluble)
Acetone has a flash point of -20 ° C, which is flammable even at room temperature. Furthermore, it is highly volatile, so be sure to ventilate it before using it after using it.
In Japan, it is also designated by the Fire Service Act, and storage exceeding the specified amount requires notification to the fire department.
Care must be taken because there must be a Dangerous Goods Otsuka IV or a person with a Class A license.
Acetone is designated as a second-class organic solvent in the organic solvent poisoning prevention regulations in Japan and is considered highly toxic.
Therefore, when dealing with acetone above a certain concentration, it is necessary to take various legal measures.
For example, you must put on special protective equipment, arrange ventilation facilities, regularly measure the acetone concentration in the workplace, and have workers undergo special health examinations.