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MEK - Methyl Ethyl Ketone - 2 Butanone

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MEK – Methyl Ethyl Ketone – Butanone

Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone or MEK, is an organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2CH3. This colorless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odour reminiscent of acetone. It is produced industrially on a large scale, and also occurs in trace amounts in nature.

Other Names: Methyl ethyl ketone; MEK; 2-Butanone; Methylpropanone; Ethylmethylketone; Methylacetone

PROPERTIES OF MEK:

  • CAS No: 78–93–3
  • Molecular formula: CH3C(O)CH2CH3
  • Purity: 100%
  • Colour: 5 Pt-Co
  • Specific gravity: 0.805g/cm3
  • Boiling point: 79.6C
  • Solubility in water: 27.5 g/100 mL

USES FOR MEK - METHYL ETHYL KETONE – BUTANONE:

  • As a solvent to dissolve gums, resins, cellose acetate, vinyl and nitrocellulose coatings & films.
  • Used in the manufacture of plastics.
  • Used in the manufacture of paraffin wax.
  • Used in manufacture of varnish & paint strippers.
  • As a solvent cleaner.
  • Carrier for erasable dyes in dry markers.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.  

 

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