Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) – 4 Gallon Case – (4) 128 Fl Oz Bottles w/Reusable Leak and Evaporation Proof Seals


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Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) – 4 Gallon Case

methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), also called Butanone, is an organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2CH3. This colorless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of butterscotch and acetone It is produced industrially on a large scale, but occurs in nature only in trace amounts. It is partially soluble in water, and is commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is an isomer of another solvent, tetrahydrofuran.


Methyl ethyl ketone is used in many industries. It is used as a solvent and in the manufacture of synthetic rubber, paraffin wax, and to make other chemical products.


  • CAS Registry No.: 78-93-3
  • Other Names: MEK, 2-Butanone, Methyl acetone
  • Main Uses: Solvent, chemical intermediate
  • Appearance: Clear colourless volatile liquid.
  • Odour: Sweet

UN Number UN1193

CAS Number 78-93-3

Appearance Liquid

Flash Point -9 °C / 16 °F

Boiling Point 79.5 °C / 175.1 °F

Color Clear

Relative Density 0.804 - 0.806 (20 °C / 68 °F)

Formula C4H8O

Molecular Weight 72.11 g/mol

Vapor Density 2.5