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2-Pentanone is used as a solvent for lacquers and surface coatings. It acts as a flavoring agent. It is also used as a solvent for cleaning and degreasing purpose. Further, it serves as an intermediate, paint additive and coating additive.
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Hazard Statements: H225-H302-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. 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. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.