methyl isobutyl ketone


methyl isobutyl ketone
noun
: a pleasant-smelling flammable liquid compound CH3COCH2CH(CH3)2 made usually by catalytic hydrogenation of mesityl oxide and used chiefly as a solvent; 4-methyl-2-pentanone

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Chem.
a colorless, slightly water-soluble, flammable liquid, C6H12O, having a pleasant odor: used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, gums, resins, fats, waxes, and oils. Also called hexone.
[1885-90]

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