Difference between revisions of "Methyl acetone"

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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
1) Common name for an impure mixture that contains about 50% [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=acetone acetone], 30% [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=methyl%20acetate methyl acetate] and 20% [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=methanol methanol].  Methyl acetone is used as a solvent for lacquers,and resins as well as a paint and varnish remover.
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1) Common name for an impure mixture that contains about 50%  
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[[acetone|acetone]], 30%  
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[[methyl%20acetate|methyl acetate]] and 20%  
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[[methanol|methanol]].  Methyl acetone is used as a solvent for lacquers,and resins as well as a paint and varnish remover.
  
2) Synonym for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=methyl%20ethyl%20ketone methyl ethyl ketone].
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2) Synonym for  
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[[methyl%20ethyl%20ketone|methyl ethyl ketone]].
  
 
== Other Properties ==
 
== Other Properties ==

Latest revision as of 14:32, 9 May 2016

Description

1) Common name for an impure mixture that contains about 50% Acetone, 30% Methyl acetate and 20% Methanol. Methyl acetone is used as a solvent for lacquers,and resins as well as a paint and varnish remover.

2) Synonym for Methyl ethyl ketone.

Other Properties

Miscible with most hydrocarbon solvents and oils.

Hazards and Safety

Flammable. Dangerous fire risk. Toxic by ingestion.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 9
  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)