Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) is a colorless liquid with an odor similar to mothballs. It is a flammable liquid. While it is usually in liquid form, MIBK can change into a gas. MIBK will dissolve in water, alcohols, benzenes and ethers. MIBK is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indirect food additive for adhesives, paper and paperboard, and polymers
Synonyms : isobutyl methyl ketone,isohexanone, hexone and isopropylacetone.
CAS No. : 108-10-1
Chemical Formula : C6H12O
Methyl isobutyl ketone is used as a solvent for manufacturing: paints, rubbers, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and machinery. It is used in the semiconductor industry and the fragrance and flavor industry. It is used as a dry cleaning agent. It has been used as a pesticide. Methyl isobutyl ketone is also used in uranium extraction.