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2-Butanone (Glass Distilled)

£12.03 to £24.05

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Product Code Pack Size List Price Qty  
RG2006-1L 1L £12.03
RG2006-2.5L 2.5L £24.05

2-Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), is a colourless organic compound with a sweet, pungent odour. It is a highly flammable liquid with a boiling point of 79.6°C and is soluble in water, ethanol, and ether.

2-Butanone is commonly used as a solvent in industrial applications such as the manufacture of plastics, textiles, and rubber. It is also used in the production of paints, adhesives, and coatings. Additionally, it is used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals.

Despite its usefulness, 2-Butanone can be harmful if ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Proper safety precautions should be taken when handling it.

It is important to note that exposure to 2-Butanone can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. Prolonged or repeated exposure can also lead to more serious health effects such as liver and kidney damage. Therefore, it is essential to use appropriate personal protective equipment and work in well-ventilated areas when using this chemical.

In summary, 2-Butanone is a versatile solvent and chemical intermediate with a range of industrial applications. However, it should be handled with care to prevent harm to human health and the environment.

  • Solvent in the manufacture of plastics, textiles, and rubber


  • Production of paints, adhesives, and coatings


  • Chemical intermediate in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals

Cas Number: 78-93-3

Einecs Number: 201-159-0

HS Code / Commodity Code: 2914120000

UN Number: 1193

Hazard Class: 3

Hazard Phrases: H225-H319-H336-H373

Prec Phrases: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P314-P370+P378q-P501c

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