Product Profile

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

  • Agilis Product ID AGILIS149
  • Generic Name Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • Product Name Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • Chemical Name Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • Chemical Formula C4 H8 O
  • CAS# 78-93-3
  • EC Number 201-159-0
  • Product Description
  • Critical Properties
  • Critical Specifications
  • Application Guide

Product Description

MEK is a colorless liquid that has a sharp, mint or acetone-like odor. It is produced industrially on a large scale, and also occurs in trace amounts in nature. It is soluble in water and is commonly used as an industrial solvent.

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  • Major Applications
  • Resources
  • Application Guide

Product Information

Product Data Sheet

Major Applications

Used as a solvent in processes involving gums, resins, cellulose acetate and nitrocellulose coatings and in vinyl films. Used as a plastic-welding agent in connecting parts of scale model kits, because MEK dissolves polystyrene and many other plastics.


Application Guide


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