Description and features

Pinacolone is a colorless clear liquid which has C6H12O as chemical formula. This substance is an unsymmetrical ketone and is used as intermediate in the production of pharmaceuticals and pesticides.

Pinacolone is also known as 3,3-dimethylbutanone and tert-butyl methyl ketone.


United States: We have regular sales of this substance, this product can be stocked upon request. In this case our delivery time is about 1 week.
Canada, South America, South Africa and other markets can also be served, please contact our sales department for more details. We don’t supply this substance to EU customers.

➔ Limited available in the European Union as this product has not been REACH registered (yet).

Product Identification

CAS number 75-97-8
EC number 200-920-4
HS code 2914 19 90
EC name 3,3-dimethylbutanone
IUPAC name 3,3-dimethylbutanone


Appearance Colorless clear liquid
Assay ≥97.00 %
Water≤1.00 %
Refractive index 1.3952


Pinacolone is mainly used in the production of triazole pesticides, such as triadimefon, paclobutrazol, uniconazole, metribuzin, etc. Further it finds its application in the production of pharmaceuticals.


Available packaging: 20 KG drums, 170 KG drums, 870 Kg IBC
Special packaging is available on request.


Store Pinacolone in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area and in line with legal requirements.


A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is available for Pinacolone and all other products supplied by Vesta Chemicals BV.

An MSDS describes the hazards of a product and explains how a product can be safely handled, used and stored. Besides it provides important regulatory and emergency response information for the purchased product.

Molecular and structural information

Molecular formula C6H12O
Molecular weight 100.16 g/mol
Smiles notation CC(=O)C(C)(C)C
Structural formula Pinacolone

Physicochemical information

Boiling point: 106.10 ºC @ 1.013 hPa
Bulk density 0.7229 cm3 @ 25 ºC
Flash point 5 ºC
Partition coefficient (log Pow)1.20 @ 20 ºC
Solubility in water 19 g/l @ 25 ºC
Vapour pressure 31.5 mm Hg @ 25 ºC
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