Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) is an organic compound with the formula. (CH3)2CHCH2C(O)CH3. Our clear and colorless Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) is widely used as a solvent. Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) is stable and does not polymerize and is highly compatible with a variety of organic reagents and is a bood solvent for a wide range of industrial material. MIBK contains dewaxing and separating properties that can be used in the purification of pharmaceuticals, mineral oils, tall oil, stearic acid, and butanol. Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) is very flammable with a high vapor pressure, use only with good ventilation and avoid all ignitition sources.
Used as a chemical intermediate, a solvent for manufacturing paints, rubbers, pharmaceuticals, other chemicals, and industrial cleaners
It is used in the semiconductor industry
It is very efficient at dissolving resins used in paints, inks, lacquers, and other types of surface coatings
Is a Food and Drug administration (FDA)- approved indirect food additive for adhesives, paper and paperboard and planers
Due to its quite low solubility in water, it is useful forÂ liquid-liquid extraction
It has a similarÂ polarityÂ toÂ ethyl acetate, but greater stability towardsÂ aqueousÂ acidÂ andÂ base. It can be used to extract gold, silver and other precious metals fromÂ cyanideÂ solutions, such as those found at gold mines, to determine the levels of those dissolved metals
Used as a denaturing agent forÂ denatured alcohol. When mixed with water or isopropyl alcohol MIBK serves as aÂ developerÂ forÂ PMMAÂ electron beam lithographyÂ resist