4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone, is used as a solvent. It is also used as an intermediate of chemical products and is used as solvent for some industrial paint to adjust thesolubility of paint resins and regulate the evaporation rate. It is mainly used in paints and coatings (coil coatings, wood varnishes, architectural coatings ). It is a good solvent for organic peroxides.It can also be used for the treatment of textiles and leather, in chemical synthesis or as a cleaning solvent.
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Hazard Statements: H226-H319
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P240-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.