Methyl ethyl ketone, also known as MEK and Butanone, is a clear colourless volatile liquid that is soluble in water. It has a mild, acetone odour. Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is commonly used as an industrial solvent for the paint and coating industry, such as lacquers, thinners, glues and paint remover. It is also used in the production of textiles, printing inks and plastics.
Substance name: methyl ethyl ketone
EC no: 201-159-0
CAS No: 78-93-3
REACH registration No: 01-2119457290-43
Synonyms: 2-butanone / 2-oxobutane / 3-butanone / acetone, methyl- / AI3-07540 / butan-2-one / butanone / Caswell NO 569 / ethyl methyl ketone / Ethyl methyl ketone (methyl ethyl ketone) / EXXON methylethyl ketone / FEMA N°. 2170 / ketone, ethyl methyl- / meetco / MEK (= methyl ethyl ketone) / methyl 2-propanone / methyl acetone
UN number: 1193
UN proper shipping name: Ethyl methyl ketone (methyl ethyl ketone)
Packing group: II
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