Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

CAS#: 108-10-1

Synonyms: Hexone; 4-methyl-2-pentanone; isopropylacetone; 2-methylpropyl methyl ketone; MIBK; Isobutylmethyl ketone; isopropyl acetone

Uses: Solvent for paints, varnishes, nitrocellulose, lacquers; manufacture of methyl amyl alcohol; extraction processes including extraction of uranium from fission products; organic synthesis; denaturant for alcohol.

Hazard: Vapor causes irritation of eyes and nose; high concentrations cause anesthesia and depression.  Liquid dries out skin and may cause dermatitis; irritates eyes but does not injure them.   Highly Flammable; Peroxidizable Compound