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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)


Application Laboratory, Industrial
Purity 98%
Density 802 kg/m³
Molar mass 100.16 g/mol
Formula C6H12O
ChemSpider ID 7621

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.

Applications :

  • 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 for liquid-liquid extraction
  • It has a similar polarity to ethyl acetate, but greater stability towards aqueous acid and base. It can be used to extract gold, silver and other precious metals from cyanide solutions, such as those found at gold mines, to determine the levels of those dissolved metals
  • Used as a denaturing agent for denatured alcohol. When mixed with water or isopropyl alcohol MIBK serves as a developer for PMMA electron beam lithography resist

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