Methyl ethyl ketone

Methyl ethyl ketone (C4H8O) is a also known as butanone, colorless, volatile liquid, highly flammable, a common solvent and plastic welding agent, used in production of wax from petroleum. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Methyl ethyl ketone. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc

Methyl ethyl ketone Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 20°F. Vapors heavier than air; vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with oxidizing agents, bases, strong reducing agents. Avoid moisture.
  • Description: Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone or MEK, is an organic compound with the formula CH3CCH2CH3. This colorless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of butterscotch and acetone.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Methyl ethyl ketone Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C4H8O 805.00 kg/m³ 175.°F (79.6°C) Butan-2-one 72.11 g/mol Cold water, diethyl ether, acetone -122°F (-8°C)

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