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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)

  • Agilis Product ID AGILIS150
  • Generic Name Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)
  • Product Name Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)
  • Producer Name Solvay
  • Chemical Name Methyl Iso Butyl Ketone
  • Chemical Formula C6 H12 O
  • CAS# 108-10-1
  • EC Number 203-550-1
  • Paints & Coatings Paints & Coatings
  • as solvent as solvent
  • High solvency power High solvency power
  • Low Solubility in water
  • Greater stability towards aqueous acid and base
  • Product Description
  • Critical Properties
  • Critical Specifications
  • Application Guide

Product Description

MIBK is an organic solvent, a colorless liquid, ketone, used as a solvent for gums, resins, paints, varnishes, lacquers, and nitrocellulose. Unlike the other common ketone solvents, acetone and MEK, MIBK has quite low solubility in water, making it useful for liquid-liquid extraction.

Critical Properties

  • Appearance : Colorless
  • Odor : Pleasant
  • Density : 0.802
  • Boiling Point : 114.0
  • Flash Point : 14
  • Solubility @ 20C : 1.91

Critical Specifications

Property Value Units Test Method
Methyl isobutyl ketone 99.5 min %(w/w) ASTM D3329
Water 0.05 max %(w/w) ASTM D1364
Methyl isobutyl carbinol 1000 max mg/kg ASTM D3329
Mesityloxide + 1000 max mg/kg ASTM D3329
Dimethylketone 1000 max mg/kg ASTM D3329
Color 10 max Pt/Co ASTM D1209
Acidity as acetic acid 0.005 max %(w/w) ASTM D1613
Non Volatile matter 0.002 max g/100 ml ASTM 1353
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Product Information

Product Data Sheet

Major Applications

MIBK is used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, lacquers, and certain polymers and resins. Another major use is as a precursor to 6PPD, an antiozonant used in tires.


Application Guide


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