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Definition of the noun 2-butanone

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  1. [organic compounds] The industrial solvent butanone.


2-butanone a.k.a. Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone or MEK, is an organic compound with the formula CH₃CCH₂CH₃. This colorless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of butterscotch and acetone. It is produced industrially on a large scale, and also occurs in trace amounts in nature. It is soluble in water and is commonly used as an industrial solvent.

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Google previewStudent Solutions Manual for Investigating Chemistry (2008)

by Jason Powell

2-butanone is a neutral compound (ketone) (b) butanoic ...

Google previewHandbook of Chemicals and Safety (2016)

by T.S.S. Dikshith

Molecular formula: C4H8O Synonyms and trade names: Ethyl methyl ketone; 2-Butanone; MEK; Methyl acetone; Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK); Methylpropanone Use and exposure 2-Butanone is a stable, highly flammable chemical.

Google previewHazardous Chemicals (2013)

Safety Management and Global Regulations by T.S.S. Dikshith

Molecular formula: C4HSO Synonyms and trade names: Ethyl methyl ketone; 2-Butanone; Methyl acetone; Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK); Methylpropanone 2-Butanone is a stable, highly flammable chemical. It is incompatible with ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry, part 2 of 3

by Richard Daley

2-Butanone e) trans-3,3-Dimethyl-1-phenyl-1-butene f) Chloromethyl ethyl ether Sample solution d) 2-Butanone is a ketone with ethyl and ...

Google previewTeratogens (1988)

Chemicals Which Cause Birth Defects by V. Kolb Meyers

2-Butanone is an eye irritant and suspected carcinogen as well as a potential teratogen. It is used in the undergraduate laboratory as a sample for making tests on the ketone group. Acetone can be used just as well. Carbon disulfide ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

2-Butanone Methyl ethyl ketone. 3-Butanone Methyl ethyl ketone. Butanotic Secbutabarbital sodium. Butapro Secbutabarbital sodium. Butaril Drug containing more than one active substance whereof one under international control: Barbital.

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

2-butanone. methyl ethyl ketone. Butazolidin. phenylbutazone. 2-butenal. crotonaldehyde. 1-butene. See butylene. 2-butene.

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