# Remove aceton from denatured alcohol

I have bought a bottle of denatured alcohol. On the web I've found these solutions typically contain the following:

• $85\%$ ethanol
• $10\%$ water
• $3\%$ methanol
• $1\%$ aceton
• $1\%$ pyridine

I would like to get rid of the acetone. How can I remove it? (and how do I know if it is in my solution?)

• Without any hplc or other high end equipment (just in the kitchen) Feb 18 '16 at 14:00
• You should be able to distill the acetone and methanol off.
– A.K.
Feb 18 '16 at 14:58
• @A.K. What height would you suggest for the column? Feb 18 '16 at 15:53
• Depending which country you're in, this could be illegal Feb 18 '16 at 15:54
• @Beerhunter I live in the Netherlands, 1 liter distillation devices are legal. I'm not concerned about the methanol, just the aceton since it's not good for my printed circuitboards. Feb 18 '16 at 16:00