Acetylene can readily explode when in liquid/solid form or if pressurised beyond approx 100 kPa. (Dalen was blinded in an acetylene explosion).
It is shipped and stored dissolved in acetone or dimethylformamide (DMF), contained in a metal cylinder with porous filling (Agamassan), which renders it safe to transport and use. In chemistry, acetone (also known as propanone, dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone, propan-2-one and Î²-ketopropane) is the simplest representative of the ketones. ... Dimethylformamide (DMF, N,N-dimethylformamide) is a clear liquid, miscible with water and majority of organic solvents. ...
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