Colorful, pleasantly rich, water-miscible, clear liquid. Acetylacetone is split into acetone and acetic acid when boiled with alkalis. The starting point for the synth. of sulfonamides of dimethylpyrimidine, dyes, salts, etc.
Acetylacetone is also used for solubility extraction of metals, as an auxiliary for chromatography and solvent for cellulose acetate.
- Chemical Description: Acetyl acetone, ACAC
- Chemical Formula: C5H8O2
- Forms: liquid
- Solubility in water: 153.8 – 155.2 g/l (20°C)
- Ignition temperature: 340°C
- Boiling point: 139.5°C (1013 hPa; OECD 103)