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.
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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.
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The passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 prompted an increased urgency to find new ways of treating airstreams containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as toluene and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).
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Three chemicals -- methylene chloride, methyl ethyl ketone and toluene -- were completely eliminated from Andersen Corp.'s work place.
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