methyl isobutyl ketone

methyl isobutyl ketone

noun Chemistry.

  1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble, flammable liquid, C6H12O, having a pleasant odor: used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, gums, resins, fats, waxes, and oils.


  1. a colourless insoluble liquid ketone used as a solvent for organic compounds, esp nitrocellulose; 4-methylpentan-2-one. Formula: (CH 3) 2 CHCH 2 COCH 3Also called: hexone

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