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2-Butanone

analytical standard

Synonym: Ethyl methyl ketone, MEK, Methyl ethyl ketone

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Properties

Related Categories A-B, A-C, A-F, A-L, Additional Standards,
grade   analytical standard
vapor density   2.49 (vs air)
vapor pressure   71 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   ZWEHNKRNPOVVGH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.9% (GC)
autoignition temp.   960 °F
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
expl. lim.   10.1 %
refractive index   n20/D 1.379(lit.)
  n20/D 1.379
bp   80 °C(lit.)
mp   −87 °C(lit.)
density   0.805 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

Description

Application

2-Butanone may have been used as reference standard in solid-phase microextraction gas-chromatography (SPME-GC) for quantification of volatile compounds from dry-cured hams.

General description

2-Butanone also known as methyl ethyl ketone is a colorless fairly volatile liquid with a pleasant pungent odor. It is primarily used as a solvent, for making other chemicals, and for production of wax from petroleum. It is derived from refluxing methyl acetoacetate and dilute sulphuric acid. It finds application in manufacturing plastic, textile, paints, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Supplemental Hazard Statements 
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
RIDADR 
UN1193 - class 3 - PG 2 - Ethyl methyl ketone
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
EL6475000
Flash Point(F) 
26.6 °F
Flash Point(C) 
-3 °C
Protocols & Articles

Articles

GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on Equity®-1 after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on Equity®-1 after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Pharmaceutical, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solid phase microextractions

GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on Equity®-5

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on Equity®-5
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Pharmaceutical, Size-exclusion chromatography

GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on OVI-G43

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on OVI-G43
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Pharmaceutical, Size-exclusion chromatography

GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on SUPELCOWAX® 10

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on SUPELCOWAX® 10
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Pharmaceutical, Size-exclusion chromatography

GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on VOCOL® after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Class 3 Residual Solvents on VOCOL® after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Pharmaceutical, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solid phase microextractions

GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1701

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1701
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography

GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on SUPELCOWAX 10

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on SUPELCOWAX 10
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification

GC Analysis of Volatiles in Roasted Coffee Beans on Omegawax® after SPME using a 50/30 μm DVB/Carboxen/PDMS Fiber

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Volatiles in Roasted Coffee Beans on Omegawax® after SPME using a 50/30 μm DVB/Carboxen/PDMS Fiber
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Mass spectrometry, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solid phase microextractions

GC Analysis of a 56-Component Industrial Solvents Mix on SLB®-IL60, Comparison to a Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Column

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of a 56-Component Industrial Solvents Mix on SLB®-IL60, Comparison to a Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Column
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography

The Utility of Headspace Grade Solvents for the Analysis of Organic Volatile Impurities

Organic volatile impurities or “OVIs” sometimes remain behind in pharmaceutical preparations as a result of synthetic and manufacturing procedures. For reasons of health and safety, testing is done t...
Katherine Stenerson, Shyam Verma
Reporter US Volume 28.1
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Organic synthesis, Pharmaceutical, Solvents

US EPA Method 8015: GC Analysis of Nonhalogenated Volatiles on SLB®-5ms

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8015: GC Analysis of Nonhalogenated Volatiles on SLB®-5ms
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Gas chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Purge and trap, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method TO-17: GC Analysis of Volatiles on Equity®-1 after Collection/Desorption using Carbotrap 300 Tube

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method TO-17: GC Analysis of Volatiles on Equity®-1 after Collection/Desorption using Carbotrap 300 Tube
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography

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