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Hydroxyacetone CAS 116-09-6

Molecular Formula: C3H6O2

Formula Weight: 74.08

ZSpharmac: Hydroxyacetone Raw Material Supplier

Product Name: Hydroxyacetone
CAS No: 116-09-6
Purity: 99%

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Basic Info

Product Name:Hydroxyacetone
Other Names:1-Hydroxy-2-Propanon
Place of Origin:Shandong, China
Brand Name:ZSpharmac
Type:Cosmetic Raw Materials
Appearance:Colorless liquid
EINECS No.:204-124-8
Provide:Hydroxyacetone MSDS;
Hydroxyacetone COA

What is Hydroxyacetone?

Hydroxyacetone, also known as propylene glycol, is a ketone compound with the chemical formula C3H6O2. It is a colorless and flammable liquid that is highly soluble in water. Hydroxyacetone is commonly used as an intermediate in organic synthesis, as well as a solvent and surfactant. It has various applications in medicine, pesticides, dyes, paints, and other industries as an important chemical raw material.

Hydroxyacetone Property

Melting point 

-17 °C (lit.)

Boiling point 

145-146 °C (lit.)


1.082 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

vapor pressure 

9.01hPa at 25℃

refractive index 

n20/D 1.425(lit.)


133 °F

storage temp. 



water: miscible




clear liquid


Colorless liquid

Specific Gravity

1.090 (20/4℃)


at 10.00 % in dipropylene glycol. pungent sweet caramellic ethereal

Odor Type


Water Solubility 

Miscible with water, alcohol and ether.


Hydroxyacetone Uses

Chemical industry: Hydroxyacetone can be used as a solvent, synthetic raw material and reactant for the synthesis of organic synthetic compounds, resins, coatings, plastics and drugs.

Pharmaceutical industry: Hydroxyacetone is an important intermediate and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. For example, it can be used to synthesize various drugs, such as antibiotics, hormones, vitamins, etc.

Food industry: Hydroxyacetone can be used as a food additive in the production of flavorings and condiments. It can also be used to synthesize artificial flavors and fragrances.

Daily chemical industry: Hydroxyacetone can be used in the production of detergents, personal care products, cosmetics and perfumes, etc., and is commonly used as surfactants, emulsifiers and preservatives.

Characteristics and Advantages of Hydroxyacetone

Stable molecular structure: The hydroxyacetone molecule contains a hydroxyl group and a ketone group. The structure is relatively stable and is not prone to decomposition reactions.

High reactivity: Hydroxyacetone, as a compound containing hydroxyl and ketone groups, has a variety of reactivity and can undergo various reactions such as esterification, condensation, and oxidation, and can be used to synthesize a variety of organic compounds.

Strong solubility: Hydroxyacetone has high solubility in water and is soluble in a variety of organic solvents. It has good solubility and is convenient for reaction in the laboratory.

Wide application: Hydroxyacetone is an important organic synthesis intermediate and has wide applications in medicine, spices, dyes and other fields. At the same time, as a raw material for solvents and surfactants, it also has important industrial application value.

What are the Applications of Hydroxyacetone in Cosmetics?

Hydroxyacetone is a versatile ingredient with multiple benefits for the skin. As a humectant, it helps to keep the skin moisturized by absorbing and retaining moisture, preventing dryness. Additionally, it acts as an antioxidant, which can slow down the aging process and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Furthermore, hydroxyacetone serves as a softener, making the skin feel smoother and more supple, while also enhancing its elasticity and brightness. Lastly, it can be used as a preservative in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microorganisms and extend the product’s shelf life.


Vasil’eva, I.I., Tyvina, T.N. & Dmitrieva, I.V. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Purification of phenol from hydroxyacetone and 2-methylbenzofuran by rectification. Russ J Gen Chem 79, 1361–1369 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1070363209060504

As a company specializing in the production and supply of Hydroxyacetone raw materials, we are committed to providing customers with high-quality products and preferential prices. We have rich experience and technology to ensure product quality and stable supply. No matter where you are, we can provide you with the Hydroxyacetone raw materials you need to support your production and research and development.

We always adhere to the principle of honest operation, strictly control product quality, and serve every customer with a customer-first attitude. Over the years, we have established good cooperative relationships with customers at home and abroad and won their trust and praise.

If you have needs or are interested in our products, please contact our service staff directly, we will wholeheartedly provide you with the best quality services and products. Looking forward to cooperating with you and developing together!

Company Profile and Corporate Culture

Company Profile:

ZhiShang Chemical is owned by ZhiShang Group is a professional new-type chemicals enterprise combined into research and development, production and sales .

The company’s competitive product is pharmaceutical raw materials and intermediates (especially carbohydrate derivatives Series), In recent years, the company has made a major breakthrough in food and feed additives, plant extraction, industrial chemicals industry .

The company insists on the spirit of “sincere management, strict quality control, customer as god” , get consistent high praise from customers at home and abroad.

Corporate Culture:

Help China Chemicals to benefit the happiness of human life
Become the most trusted chemical supplier in the world
Striver – oriented, enrich employees, customer first, deep service, seek development
Be prepared for danger in times of peace, forge ahead actively, unity and cooperation, and be brave to fight

About Us

The production base is located in Zhangqiu chemical industry park and Tai’an high-tech chemical industry park. laboratory and workshop in strict accordance with the GMP standard and the product fit national ISO9001 and ISO2000 standards.

“Zhishang” products are exported to Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa area, so as to establish a long-term and stable cooperation relationship with customer in the world.

Company Info
  • Business Type: Manufacturer
  • Product Range: Cosmetic raw materials
  • Products/Service:Cosmetic raw materials (flavors and fragrances,antioxidant products, moisturizing and hydrating, whitening agents, cosmetic additives)
  • Total Employees: 51~100
  • Capital (Million US $): 10000000RMB
  • Year Established: 2016
Production Capacity
  • No. of Production Lines : 8
  • No. of QC Staff : 5 -10 People
  • OEM Services Provided : yes
  • Factory Size (Sq.meters) : 3,000-5,000 square meters
  • Certificate: ISO9001 , CE , GMP , API , MSDS
  • Factory Location : Diao Town Industry Park, Zhangqiu City, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China.


Pre-Sales Service

* Prompt reply and 24 hours online, professional team to provide best price and high quality product.

* Sample testing support.

* Every batch of products will be tested to ensureits quality.

*The packing also can be according the customers` requirment.

*Any inquiries will be replied within 24 hours.

*we provide Commerical Invoice, Packing List, Bill of loading, COA , Health certificate and Origin certificate. If your markets have any special requirements, let us know.


After-Sales Service

*The fact of logistics information monitoring.

* Any questions about the product can be consulted at any time.

*Product has any problem can return.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production, and after sample approved, we’ll begin mass production. Doing 100% inspection during production, then do random inspection before packing.



You can get free samples for some products,you only need to pay the shipping cost or arrange a courier to us and take the samples. You can send us your product specifications and requests,we will manufacture the products according to your requests.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we accept less quantity such as 100g on the condition that sample charge is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.


1. ≤50kg, Express delivery recommended, usually called as DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, Air shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

3. >500kg, sea shipping recommended, usually called as FOB, CFR, or CIF service;

4. For high value products, please select air shipping and express delivery for safe.

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