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Common name for methyl n-butyl ketone (2-hexanone) and ethyl propyl ketone (3-hexanone).

Synonyms and Related Terms

methyl n-butyl ketone; ethyl propyl ketone

Hazards and Safety

  • Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.
  • Strong irritant.
  • Flammable. Flash point = 95F (35C)
  • ThermoFisher: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties


Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Richard C. Wolbers, Nanette T. Sterman, Chris Stavroudis, Notes for Workshop on New Methods in the Cleaning of Paintings, J.Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 1990