Burridge, Elaine
November 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;11/26/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 20, p21
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The article reports that acetone's main use is in acetone cyanohydrin, a precursor to methyl methacrylate (MMA) and methacrylic acid. Acetone is also used directly as a solvent and to make other solvents such as methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) and methyl isobutyl carbinol. The article also discusses other issues related to its supply and demand, market prices, and technologies used in its production.


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