Methyl Isobutyl Ketone is a colorless liquid with a mild pleasant odor.
- CAS #: 108-10-1
- EINECS #: 203-550-1
- Synonyms: 4-Methyl-2-Pentaone; Hexanone; MIBK
- Formula: C6H12O
MIBK is a both medium-boiling and medium evaporating solvent. MIBK is a ketone.
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone is most commonly used as a solvent. MIBK has very low solubility in water thus making it ideal for liquid-liquid extraction. It can also be used to extract gold, silver, and other precious metals. The other applications for MIBK include gums, paints, coatings, lacquers and nitrocellulose.
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