Acetone is a clear, colorless, volatile, flammable liquid organic compound with a characteristic odor. It is the simplest and most common ketone. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically as the solvent of choice for cleaning purposes in the laboratory. Acetone is produced and disposed of in the human body through normal metabolic processes. It is commonly used as a solvent for cleaning purposes, in the manufacture of plastics and other industrial products, and as an ingredient in nail polish remover, paint thinners, and certain types of glue.