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Description

Methyl n-butyl ketone (also known as 2-Butanone) is an organic compound that is used as a solvent in a variety of industrial and consumer products. It is a colorless liquid with a sweet, pungent odor. It is highly flammable and can be toxic if inhaled or ingested.

Toxic effects of methyl n-butyl ketone include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Long-term exposure can cause liver and kidney damage.

Associated brand names include:
  ▸ Butanone
  ▸ Methyl ethyl ketone
  ▸ MEK
  ▸ Butan-2-one
  ▸ 2-Butanone
  ▸ Methyl propyl ketone
  ▸ Methyl isobutyl ketone
  ▸ Methyl amyl ketone
  ▸ Methyl hexyl ketone

Synonyms
  • MBK
  • methyl n-butyl ketone
Classifications
  • solvent

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