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2D structural formula of Acetone


What is it?

“Acetone (systematically named propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO.” Wikipedia

What are the effects?

This substance belongs to the groups:

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) classifies acetone as a substance that is a “highly flammable liquid and vapour, causes serious eye irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.”

How is it used?

Acetone is used in numerous products including food additives, food packaging, paints, lubricants and greases, anti-freeze products, adhesives, polishes and waxes, washing and cleaning products.

In cosmetic products*, it is mainly found in nail polish removers but can also be found as an ingredient in chemical peelings.

We use the European Commissions definition of Cosmetics:
“Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup”.

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