Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

Synonyms: Isopropylacetone; Hexone, Isobutyl methyl ketone; 4-Methylpentan-2-one; 4-methyl-2-pentanone; 4-methylpentan-2-one; 2-methyl-4-pentanone; 2-methylpropyl methyl ketone; 4-methyl-2-oxopentane; MIK; isobutylmethyl ketone, MIBK, isohexanone
Transport Information
Hazard Class
UN Number
Packing Group
3
1245
II
CAS Number
108-10-1
Import Duty
2914.13.00.00

Used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, lacquers, and certain polymers and resins.
It can be used to extract gold, silver and other precious metals from cyanide
solutions, such as those found at gold mines, to determine the levels
of those dissolved metals. Developer for PMMA electron beam lithography resist. Used as a solvent for CS in the preparation of the CS spray used currently by British police forces.