Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Lab Grade

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Why Buy Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Lab Grade from Lab Alley

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2-Butanone, Butan-2-one, Butanone, Ethyl methyl ketone, Methylethyl ketone
NLT 99.5%
Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Methyl Ethyl Ketone, also known as 2-Butanone, is a member of the Ketone family and considered as aprotic/protophilic solvent. It is a colorless and flammable liquid with a minty or acetone-like odor and possesses high solubility in water. Lab grade chemicals possess reasonable purity but do not comply with any official standards for quality or purity. The Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Lab Grade at Lab Alley possesses sufficient purity with low concentration of heavy metals and other impurities. Laboratory grade is also known as the Chemically Pure (CP) and the Laboratory Reagent (LR). Lab grade chemicals are widely used in educational labs and are ideal for everyday laboratory use. 


Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Lab Grade Features:

Molar Mass 72.107 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless Liquid
Odor Mint or acetone-like
Density 0.8050 g/mL
Melting Point −86 °C (−123 °F; 187 K)
Boiling Point 79.64 °C (175.35 °F; 352.79 K)
Solubility In Water 27.5 g/100 mL
Common Uses
  • Cleaning agent
  • Reagent
  • Oxidizing agent
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Rubber production
  • Paint industry
  • Printing Inks
Safety and Handling

Laboratory Grade Methyl Ethyl Ketone Shipping Information:
DOT: Ethyl methyl ketone, 3, UN1193, PG II

  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone Is Shipped By FedEx, UPS Or LTL (Bulk)

If you have questions about ordering Methyl Ethyl Ketone (C4H8O) online here at or would like to place an order, call 512-668-9918 or email to talk with a Methyl Ethyl Ketone specialist. Lab Alley is a wholesale supplier and distributor of Methyl Ethyl Ketone based in Austin, Texas.


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