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L13185 2-Butanone, 99%

CAS Number
78-93-3
Synonyms
Methyl ethyl ketone
MEK

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
L13185-AP 500ml 27.60
L13185-AU 1000ml 37.90
L13185-0F 2500ml 62.50
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2-Butanone, 99%

MDL
MFCD00011648
EINECS
201-159-0

Chemical Properties

Formula
C4H8O
Formula Weight
72.11
Melting point
-87°
Boiling Point
80°
Flash Point
-3°(26°F)
Density
0.805
Refractive Index
1.3785
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Miscible with cold water, diethyl ether and acetone.

Applications

2-Butanone is used as a solvent and for extractions in the pharmaceutical industry. 2-butanone acts as oxidant for the iridium-catalyzed oxidations of primary alcohols. It is useful for the catalytic transfer hydrogenation on MgO.

Notes

It is stable, incompatible with oxidizing agents, bases, strong reducing agents.

Literature References

Suzuki, T.; Morita, K.; Tsuchida, M.; Hiroi, K. Iridium-Catalyzed Oppenauer Oxidations of Primary Alcohols Using Acetone or 2-Butanone as Oxidant. J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68 (4), 1601-1602.

Szollosi, G.; Bartok, M. Catalytic transfer hydrogenation of 2-butanone on MgO. New active surface sites generated by treatment with chloroform. Catal. Lett. 1999, 59 (2-4), 179-185.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H319-H336-H373

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P314-P337+P313-P370+P378q-P501c

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,6072
Beilstein
741880
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2914.12
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
EL6475000

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