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Acetone

Colourless, highly flammable and aromatic smelling liquid (dimethyl ketone), which is used as a solvent for many paints, varnishes and resins. The odour is typical of nail varnish remover or the adhesive eagle owl. In wine, acetone can be produced during fermentation by butyric acid bacteria or acetobacter (acetic acid bacteria) and cause the unpleasant wine defect known as solvent odour.

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