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LC2453 Ethyl methyl ketone


Order number Packaging Quantity Price €
AC29453 Glass bottle 1 l 20.475
AC29453 Glass bottle 2.5 l 40.275
AC29453 Drum stainl. st. 10 l 161.10
AC29453 Drum stainl. st. 25 l inquire
AC29453 Steel barrel  190 l inquire


Product information
Synonyms 2-Butanone, Methyl ethyl ketone, MEK
Hill Formula C4H8O
Chemical formula C2H5COCH3
HS Code 2914 12 00
EC number 201-159-0
Molar mass 72.11 g/mol
EC index number 606-002-00-3
CAS number 78-93-3


Chemical and physical data
Ignition temperature 514 °C
Solubility 292 g/l (20 °C)
Saturation concentration (air) 310 g/m3 (20 °C) Air
Melting point -86 °C
Molar mass 72.11 g/mol
Density 0.805 g/cm3 (20 °C)
pH value 5.5 (300 g/l, H2O, 20 °C)
Boiling point 79.6 °C (1013 hPa)
Vapor pressure 105 hPa (20 °C)
Explosion limit 1.8 – 11.5 %(V)
Flash point -4 °C
Refractive index 1.3814 (15 °C)
Evaporation number 6.3


Safety information according to GHS
Hazard Statement(s) H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
H319: Causes serious eye irritation.
H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
EUH066: Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
Precautionary Statement(s) P210: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. – No smoking.
P305 + P351 + P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P403 + P233: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Pictogram(s)
Storage class 3 Flammable Liquids
WGK WGK 1 slightly water endangering
Disposal 1
Strongly contaminated halogen-free organic solvents: container A.


Safety information
R Phrase R 11-36-66-67
Highly flammable.Irritating to eyes.Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
S Phrase S 9-16
Keep container in a well-ventilated place.Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.
Categories of danger highly flammable, irritant
Hazard Symbol




Transport information
Declaration (transport by sea) IMDG-Code UN 1193 ETHYL METHYL KETONE, 3, II
Declaration (transport by air) IATA-DGR UN 1193 ETHYL METHYL KETONE, 3, II


Toxicological data
LD 50 oral LD50 rat > 2600 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal LD50 rabbit > 8000 mg/kg


Purity (GC) ≥ 99.0 %
Identity (IR) conforms
Density (d 20 °C/ 4 °C) 0.803 – 0.805
Water ≤ 0.1 %
Free acid (as CH3COOH) ≤ 0.002 %



≥ 115 °C