Acetone

    [ Acetone ]

    An organic compound with a pungent floral or fruity odour. It is one of the three ketone bodies produced by the liver during the metabolic state of ketosis.

    Acetone is water-soluble, volatile and highly flammable. It has many commercial applications as an organic solvent and synthetic reagent. It is the active ingredient in nail polish remover and paint thinners.