Diacetone Alcohol

Definition - What does Diacetone Alcohol mean?

Diacetone alcohol refers to a chemical substance that is a beta-hydroxy ketone. Diacetone alcohol is formed by the hydroxylation of 4-methylpentan-2-one. It is an oxygenated solvent and is mainly used in paints and coatings to protect metallic substrates against corrosion. It is also a good solvent for organic peroxides.

Corrosionpedia explains Diacetone Alcohol

Diacetone alcohol is an excellent solvent because it is a ketone with a low evaporation rate. It is used in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Paints and varnishes
  • Thinners
  • Retarders
  • Coil coatings
  • Wire enamel
  • Metal coatings
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