METHYL ETHYL KETONE
Chemical Formula : C4H8O CAS Registry Number 78-93-3
Oxidation of 2-butanol is one way to produce butanone. Butanone is produced by the dehydrogenation of 2-butanol using a catalyst based on copper, zinc, or bronze:CH3CH(OH)CH2CH3 → CH3C(O)CH2CH3 + H2In this way, approximately 700M kg are produced yearly. Other routes that have been examined but not implemented include Wacker oxidation of 2-butene and oxidation of isobutylbenzene (analogous to the industrial route to acetone).Butanone is biosynthesized by some trees and found in some fruits and vegetables in small amounts. It is released to the air from car and truck exhausts.
Risk Phrases: 11-36-66-67
Safety Phrases: 9-16