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Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)
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Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)

MEK is a clear colorless volatile liquid with a pleasant pungent odor (Other Names MEK, Butanone, 2-butanone, Methyl acetone). HS code for MEK is 29141200. Widely used in applications of coating, adhesives, PU coating, MEKO, printing inks, washing solvent,  artificial leather, pesticide intermediate.

Features of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)


MEK is precursor chemicals in Category III. The specification of acidity is less than or equal to 0.003, color is less than or equal to 10, density is 0.804-0.806, distillation range 78.5-81.0, the non-volatile matter is less than or equal to 5, moisture is less than or equal to 0.05, purity is greater than or equal to 99.7.


Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Properties


Methyl Ethyl Ketone Cas Number (Cas No.)78-93-3
Methyl Ethyl Ketone UN Number1193
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Chemical Structural FormulaC4H80
Chemical MEK StructureChemical_MEK_Structure.jpg
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Molecular Weight72.11
Methyl Ethyl Ketone IUPAC Namebutan-2-one
Methyl Ethyl Ketone SynonymsMEK, Butanone, 2-butanone, Methyl acetone
MEK Density At 20d.C.(G/Cm3)0.804-0.806
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Boiling Point79.6℃
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Melting Point-86℃


Storage and Delivery of Methyl Ethyl Ketone for Sale


MEK is available in the drum, iso tank, and bulk. It can be rationed to fill the drum. Normally the container loaded for 20GP is 13.2 tons, 40GP is 23.1 tons.


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Uses of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)




FAQs of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Production


Q. Is Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) a solvent?
A.

Yes. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) solvent is used as a solvent of cellulose acetate, acrylic resin, alkyd resin, paint, ink, etc.

Q. What is the common name of butanone?
A.

The common name of 2-butanone is methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).

Q. What is methyl ethyl ketone used for?
A.

Regarding the butanone uses, MEK is used in surface coatings, adhesives, printing inks, chemical intermediates, tapes, and lubricant dewaxing agents. MEK is also used as an extraction medium for fats, oils, waxes, and resins. It can be used as an efficient general-purpose solvent for surface coating.

Q. How dangerous is MEK?
A.

It is a dangerous chemical, and direct contact can cause certain harm to the human body, such as coughing, dizziness, headache, nausea, blurred vision, and may cause people to pass out.

Q. Will MEK remove paint?
A.

MEK can remove paint, and it evaporates very fast and will not cause rust.


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