Acetone (also known by the names dimethylketone and 2-propanone) is a liquid widely used as a cleaner. It is the simplest organic chemical compound containing a ketone group. Acetone is a volatile and highly flammable liquid. Its melting point is -95.4°C and its boiling point is 56.53°C. Although acetone is toxic, skin contact is less harmful than with many other solvents. It also has disinfectant properties. Acetone is mainly used as a cleaning agent for tools. For more info: