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.
- 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.