Appearance :  Flowable Colorless Liquid.

Chemical Name:  Dimethyl Ketone

Chemical Formula:  C3H6O, OC(CH3)2

Packaging Type: In  165 kg Barrels, 800 Kg Ibcs, In Bulk


Definition and Usage Areas of dimethyl ketone

The first member of the ketones class is dimethyl ketone. Its closed formula is C3H6O, its boiling point is 56 °C. It combines with water, ethanol and ether at any rate. It smells sharp. From the dry-dry distillation of wood: from heating calcium acetate; dehydrogenation of isopropanol from copper catalysts in the art at 250 °C; It is obtained from the mixture of ethanol and water vapor in the gas phase at 250 °C under the catalysis of Fe2O3. If acetone and sodium nitrozil prussiat are mixed in a basic medium, red precipitation occurs and acetone is detected. An important reaction is the formation of iodoform, which it gives with elemental iodine in a basic environment. It is in the cigarette.

Usage areas

  • It is used as a solvent in the cosmetics industry (nail polish remover).
  • It is used as a thinner and solvent in the paint industry.
  • It is used in industry for the production of most chemicals.
  • Almost half of the world production of acetone is used as a precursor in the production of methylmetacrylate.
  • Its second main use in industry is its use in the production of bisphenol A, which is bisphenol A; Polycarbonate is the main component of most polymers such as polyurethane and epoxy resins.
  • It is used in the production of cleaning materials. It is a very good glass cleaner.

Applications of dimethyl ketone

  • On the household level it is used in laquer, varnish, paint remover, denatured alcohol, glues, dry-erase markers, and as a cleaning agent.
  • Industrially MEK is utilized in the manufacturing of plastic, textiles, and paraffin wax. MEK is also used to extract fats, oils, and resins.
  • Its effectiveness has made it an extremely popular liquid solvent. MEK is very useful in thinning paints, laquers, and surface coatings.
  • MEK is especially effective as a cleaning agent because it is stronger than acetone, its boiling point is higher, and its evaporation rate is slower.