Methyl Ethyl Ketone(MEK), also known as butanone is a colorless liquid ketone with a sharp, sweet odor. As a solvent and dewaxing agent, it is also used in various organic synthesis, and as a raw material for the synthesis of perfumes and medicines.

The following are the UN GHS Criteria

  • Highly flammable liquid and vapor
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness
  • Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
  • May be harmful if swallowed and enters the airways