methyl ethyl ketone(redirected from butanone)
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methyl ethyl ketone[¦meth·əl ¦eth·əl ′kē‚tōn]
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.