Methyl Ethyl Ketone (2-Butanone)
CAS #: 78-93-3
Methyl ethyl ketone dissolves many substances and is used as a solvent in processes involving gums, resins, cellulose acetate and nitrocellulose coatings and in vinyl films. For this reason it finds use in the manufacture of plastics, textiles, in the production of paraffin wax, and in household products such as lacquer, varnishes, paint remover, a denaturing agent for denatured alcohol, glues, and as a cleaning agent. 2-Butanone is also used in dry erase markers as the solvent of the erasable dye.
Synonyms: MEK; Methylacetone; Methylpropanone; Ethylmethylketone; 2-Butanone
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