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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When the reaction was tried at 80[degrees]C and atmospheric pressure, methyl ethyl ketone started evaporating and there was no product formation.
In order to provide competitive landscape of the market, report includes company market shares for 1,4 butanediol, 1,3 butadiene and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) along with their company profiles.
Rubs Hardness Impact (b) Impact Gloss 1 A 30 20 H 100 80 107 2 A 60 40 H 80 40 108 3 A 120 65 2H 60 40 109 4 B 15 300+ 5H 140 100 109 5 B 30 300+ 5H 140 80 108 6 B 45 300+ 7H 120 40 109 7 B 60 300+ 7H 80 10 107 8 B 120 300+ 7H 60 10 110 (a) MEK = methyl ethyl ketone.
The third targeted area focused on eliminating the carrier and flush solvents methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), toluene and xylene -- all high-priority 33/50 chemicals -- from its paints.
Other chemical outlets for butenes are methyl ethyl ketone, octenes and methyl methacrylate.
t) Chemicals for which more than 25% of sites had modeled or monitored levels that exceeded the associated health reference level in the United States: acetaldehyde, acrolein, arsenic, benzene, beryllium, carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen sulfide, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isocyanate, methyl methacrylate, nitrobenzene, prerchloroethylene, phenol, phthalic anhydride, styrene tetramethyl lead, toluene diisocvanate, and vinyl chloride.
The potential advantage for a processor in converting paint systems to Unicarb is to reduce emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like the solvents hexane, xylene, toluene, benzene, methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).
Toluene, methyl ethyl ketone and xylene are neurotoxins.
Cyclohexane (CX) 2012 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017" is offered within the catalogue "Petrochemicals", which also highlights studies on Benzene, Bisphenol-A, Caprolactam (CPL), Ethylbenzene (EB), Ethylene, Formaldehyde, Melamine, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Orthoxylene, Phthalic Anhydride (PA), Styrene, Toluene markets.
Work to be done: - first cleaning by means of a steam jet device, - secondary cleaning: Removal of the oil-bound retouchings with methyl ethyl ketone and cleaning brushes.
More than 1,600 drums and pails of wastes, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as trichloroethylene, toluene, xylene, and methyl ethyl ketone were disposed of at the site.
Examples of workable solvents include amyl propionate, butyl butyrate, alkyl lactates, ethyl hexyl acetate, dibasic esters, methyl and ethyl soyate, cyclohexanone, methyl ethyl ketone, dipropylene glycol, dipropylene glycol methyl ether, trichloroethylene, xylene, ethanol, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, hexane, mineral spirits, monoethanolamine, d-limonene, dimethyl formamide, n-methyl pyrrolidone, and propylene carbonate.