methyl ethyl ketone

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methyl ethyl ketone

[¦meth·əl ¦eth·əl ′kē‚tōn]
(organic chemistry)
CH3COC2H5 A water-soluble, colorless liquid that is miscible in oil; used as a solvent in vinyl films and nitrocellulose coatings, and as a reagent in organic synthesis. Also known as ethyl methyl ketone; MEK.

methyl ethyl ketone, MEK

A strong, aromatic, flammable solvent used in paints, varnishes, and lacquers.
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For butanone oxime, regulations should be put in place to restrict concentrations in indoor alkyd paints sold to consumers, and the chemical should be covered under the Environmental Emergency Regulations, the departments said.
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MEK is a solvent used in coatings and paint, also known as butanone.