It is an impurity present in acetone, Chloroacetone is stabilized, and also is an alpha-chloromethane. It is functionally related to acetone. which appears as a yellow-colored liquid with an irritating pungent odor. It is Light sensitive but stabilized with the addition of small amounts of water or calcium carbonate. which is used Used to make other chemicals.
Additional information on CAS 78-95-5
PubChem. (2022). Chloroacetone. Retrieved November 5, 2022, from @pubchem website: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Chloroacetone