Methyl Ethyl Ketone

  • Other Names:2-Butanone, Ethyl methyl ketone, Ethylmethylketone, Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)
  • Molecular Formula:C4H8O or CH3COCH2CH3
  • CAS:78-93-3
  • UN:1193
  • Appearance: colorless liquid with acetone-like odor.
  • Density:0.8 g/cm³
  • Boiling Point: 79.64 °C
  • Melting Point: −86 °C
  • Flash Point: -9 ºC


It is used as a solvent for resins, coatings, inks, a binder for dyes, a lubricating oil dewaxing agent, a vulcanization accelerator, etc. Butanone is also an intermediate in preparing pharmaceuticals, dyes, detergents, fragrances, antioxidants, and specific catalysts.

Product Introduction

Butanone, also known as ethyl methyl ketone, is an organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2CH3. This colourless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of acetone. It is produced industrially on a large scale, but occurs in nature only in trace amounts. It is partially soluble in water, and is commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is an isomer of another solvent, tetrahydrofuran.

Molecular Formula


Methyl Ethyl Ketone


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