Diacetone alcohol

chemical structure of DAA

Arkema diacetone alcohol or DAA is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol and ketone functions. It has a high purity. It is colourless and odourless and has a low evaporation rate. Diacetone alcohol is mainly used in paints and coatings (coil coatings, wood varnishes, architectural coatings…). It is a good solvent for organic peroxides.


It can also be used for the treatment of textiles and leather, in chemical synthesis or as a cleaning solvent.


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  • Purity (% by weight) : ≥ 99,5
  • Appareance at 20°C : clear liquid free from suspended materials
  • Density at 20°C (g/cm3) : 0,937 - 0,940
  • Boiling point at 1013 Pa : 168°C
  • Flash point (closed cup) : 61°C
  • Water solubility at 20°C : complete
  • Hansen solubility parameters at 25°C

δt = 20,8

δd = 15,8

δp = 8,2

δh = 10,8

Geographic availability



  • Automotive and transportation
  • Building and construction
  • Chemical and plastics industry
  • General industry
  • Paint, coatings and adhesives


  • Solvents

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