|Boiling Point||117-118°||Flash Point||13°(55°F)|
|Storage & Sensitivity||Ambient temperatures.||Solubility||Miscible with ethanol, ether, acetone, benzene and chloroform. Slightly miscible with water.|
4-methyl-2-pentanone is used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, gums, resins, varnishes, paints, lacquers, nitrocellulose, certain polymers and as a denaturing agent. It acts as a precursor for the preparation of N-(1,3-dimethylbutyl)-N’-phenyl-p-phenylene diamine (6PPD), which finds application as an antiozonant in tires. Its aqueous solution serves as a developer for PMMA electron beam lithography resist.
Incompatible with oxidizing agents and strong bases. Avoid conditions like flames and sparks.