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The characterisation of acetone

The characterisation of acetone

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The method used here to prepare acetone from calcium acetate has now been replaced most widely by the preparation from cumene hydroperoxide (Hock's splitting), as this allows phenol to be won simultaneously.

The extremely good solvent properties of acetone (e.g. for lacquers) should be dmonstrated on the basis of some examples.

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  • Acetone can be won technically by heating calcium acetate.
  • It can be separated from the aqueous solution by salting-out.


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