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Methyl Ethyl Ketone
C4H8O
industrial grade (90% minimum purity); technical grade (99% minimum purity); and pure/high performance liquid chromatography grade (HPLC, 99.5% minimum purity).
Methyl Ethyl Ketone is mainly used in the production of paints; lacquers; adhesives; paint removers; printing inks; nitrocellulose; acrylic coatings; vinyl films; cement; magnetic tapes; and cleaning fluids. It is also used as smokeless powder; catalyst carrier; synthetic flavoring agent; in metal degreasing; and lube oil dewaxing.
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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  • United States Flag United States: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Netherlands Flag Netherlands: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Japan Flag Japan: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • India Flag India: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • South Africa Flag South Africa: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades

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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.

Commercial Grades. industrial grade (90% minimum purity); technical grade (99% minimum purity); and pure/high performance liquid chromatography grade (HPLC, 99.5% minimum purity).

Uses. Methyl Ethyl Ketone is mainly used in the production of paints; lacquers; adhesives; paint removers; printing inks; nitrocellulose; acrylic coatings; vinyl films; cement; magnetic tapes; and cleaning fluids. It is also used as smokeless powder; catalyst carrier; synthetic flavoring agent; in metal degreasing; and lube oil dewaxing.

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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. acetoin; diacetyl; ethionamide; ethosuximide; methyl ethyl ketomixe; methylionone; methylpentynol; and silthiofam.

Chemical Formula. C4H8O

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