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Methyl Ethyl Ketone
C4H8O
Pure/HPLC grade (min. 99.5% purity); technical grade (min. 99% purity); industrial grade (min. 90% purity)
Methyl Ethyl Ketone is mainly employed in the production of paints; lacquers; adhesives; paint removers; printing inks; nitrocellulose; acrylic coatings; vinyl films; cement; magnetic tapes; production of a range of polymers; in organic synthesis; cleaning fluids; manufacturing of smokeless powder; catalyst carrier; metal degreasing; lube oil dewaxing; and synthetic flavoring agent.
Methyl Ethyl Ketone is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: acetoin; diacetyl; ethionamide; ethosuximide; methyl ethyl ketomixe; methylionone; methylpentynol; and silthiofam.
  • 2-Butanol (dehydrogenation, catalyzed by bronze, copper or zinc)
  • Fischer-Tropsch mixture (fractionation, resulting in 2-butanol, followed by oxidation)
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Methyl Ethyl Ketone (a.k.a. MEK, Butanone) is an organic compound, in the ketone class. It is a colorless liquid with pleasant pungent/sweet odor. MEK is found naturally only in traces, although it is produced in large scale. For its high polarity, butanone’s main use is as an industrial solvent.
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Introduction. Intratec provides Methyl Ethyl Ketone prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 2)
  • Netherlands: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • Japan: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • India: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)
  • South Africa: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1, 2)

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Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the ‘Pro’ or 'Business' plans.

About Methyl Ethyl Ketone. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (a.k.a. MEK, Butanone) is an organic compound, in the ketone class. It is a colorless liquid with pleasant pungent/sweet odor. MEK is found naturally only in traces, although it is produced in large scale. For its high polarity, butanone’s main use is as an industrial solvent.

Chemical Formula. C4H8O

Commercial Grades. Pure/HPLC grade (min. 99.5% purity); technical grade (min. 99% purity); industrial grade (min. 90% purity)

Uses. Methyl Ethyl Ketone is mainly employed in the production of paints; lacquers; adhesives; paint removers; printing inks; nitrocellulose; acrylic coatings; vinyl films; cement; magnetic tapes; production of a range of polymers; in organic synthesis; cleaning fluids; manufacturing of smokeless powder; catalyst carrier; metal degreasing; lube oil dewaxing; and synthetic flavoring agent.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • 2-Butanol (dehydrogenation, catalyzed by bronze, copper or zinc)
  • Fischer-Tropsch mixture (fractionation, resulting in 2-butanol, followed by oxidation)

Derivatives. Methyl Ethyl Ketone is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: acetoin; diacetyl; ethionamide; ethosuximide; methyl ethyl ketomixe; methylionone; methylpentynol; and silthiofam.

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