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Acetone vapour is thermolysed (cracked) in a ketene generator, or "ketene lamp", to ketene and methane.

The process is also employed industrially for the manufacture of acetic anhydride.

Reagent for Organic Synthesis Volume 1. Fieser & Fieser, John Wiley and Sons

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Acetone     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Industrial Process: Organic
Radical Coupling
Radical Substitution
Thermolysis of Acetone

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