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METHYLISOBUTYLKETONE (MIBK) has wide range of applications in paints and varnishes and good solubility, mainly in nitrocellulose lacquers, alkyd and vinyl resins, generally used in Asphalt paints, Automotive paints, Anti-corrosive (Industrial) paints and Leather finishing.

MIBK is also used as a synthesis intermediate for rubber and in the separation of paraffin in refineries.

CAS number Synonyms
2-Methyl-4-Pentanone, Isopropylacetone; Hexone


Segments Applications End uses
Crop Protection Solvent Coating - Wood
Segments Applications End uses
Food Packaging & Processing Metal Coating - Metal - Non-Food Packaging
Segments Applications
Body & Chassis

Chemical categories

Chemical category Chemical family Chemical product
Solvents Oxygenated Solvents Methyl Isobutyl Ketone


Packaging Physical form

Region of availability

  • Africa & Middle East
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America

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