Diacetone alcohol, often referred to as DAA, is represented as CH3C(O)CH2C(OH)(CH3)2. It is a clear colorless liquid, soluble in water and oil. It is commonly used as solvent and for preparing many otehr chemical intermediates. It naturally occurs in the plant Achnatherum robustum and also prepared synthetically in production units.
DAA is stored in mild steel or stainless steel tanks. It should be stored in a well ventilated area and should be kept out of ignition sources, sunlight and other forms of heat.
DAA is prepared from acetone using alkali metal hydroxides, calcium hydroxide and barium hydroxide.