|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||116.16 g mol−1|
|Melting point||−47 °C (−53 °F; 226 K)|
|Boiling point||166 °C (331 °F; 439 K)|
|Solubility in water||moderate|
|Solubility||most organic solvents|
|Refractive index (nD)||1.4235|
methyl isobutyl ketone
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Diacetone alcohol is a chemical compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2C(OH)(CH3)2, sometimes called DAA. This liquid is a common synthetic intermediate used for the preparation of other compounds, and is also used as a solvent.
It occurs naturally in Sleepy grass (Achnatherum robustum).
It is used in cellulose ester lacquers, particularly of the brushing type, where it produces brilliant gloss and hard film and where its lack of odor is desirable. It is used in lacquer thinners, dopes, wood stains, wood preservatives and printing pastes; in coating compositions for paper and textiles; permanent markers; in making artificial silk and leather; in imitation gold leaf; in celluloid cements; as a preservative for animal tissue; in metal cleaning compounds; in the manufacture of photographic film; and in hydraulic brake fluids, where it is usually mixed with an equal volume of castor oil.
- Heintz, Ann. 169, 114 (1873)
- Conant, J. B.; Tuttle, N. (1941), "Diacetone Alcohol", Org. Synth.; Coll. Vol. 1: 199
- Conant, J. B.; Tuttle, N. (1941), "Mesityl Oxide", Org. Synth.; Coll. Vol. 1: 345
- MSDS: Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Marker - "Household products database" US Department of Health and Human Services