Since the advent of discovery of production of acetone, several Chemical Engineering processes and procedures have emerged with a range of materials proving imperative. Laboratory production of Acetone can use isopropyl alcohol as the reactant; can use oxidation of Propylene process, oxidation of … To get from acetone to isopropyl alcohol, you have to add two hydrogens. Catalytic hydrogenation is accomplished by reacting acetone with hydrogen gas under high pressure and in the presence of metal catalysts, such as Raney nickel, palladium and ruthenium. The molecular formula of isopropyl alcohol is C3H8O and for acetone it is C3H6O. In the process of producing acetone-using isopropyl alcohol, several processes are inclusive in this procedure. The oxidation of isopropyl alcohol produces acetone, and correspondingly, the reduction of acetone via catalytic hydrogenation would generate isopropyl alcohol. As mentioned before, acetone can result from the chemical reaction of several materials. You can’t (unless you mean H2).