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2-Butanone

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Ethyl methyl ketone, MEK, Methyl ethyl ketone
Linear Formula:
C2H5COCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
72.11
Beilstein:
741880
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

Quality Level

grade

analytical standard

vapor density

2.49 (vs air)

vapor pressure

71 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.9% (GC)

autoignition temp.

960 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

expl. lim.

10.1 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

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.)

application(s)

cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
flavors and fragrances
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

CC(CC)=O

InChI

1S/C4H8O/c1-3-4(2)5/h3H2,1-2H3

InChI key

ZWEHNKRNPOVVGH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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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.

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.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

30.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

-1 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Articles

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

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Protocols

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

US EPA Method 8260 describes the analysis of volatile organic compounds in solid wastes and ground waters. This application illustrates the analysis of many compounds commonly analyzed by this method using purge and trap coupled to GC-MS.

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