Methyl Ethyl Ketone Prices
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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.
Chemical Formula. C4H8O
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.
- 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.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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