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Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime

Methylethyl ketone oxime is the organic compound with the formula C2H5C(NOH)CH3. This colorless liquid is the oxime derivative of methyl ethyl ketone. MEKO, as it is called in the paint industry, is used to suppress "skinning" of paints: the formation of a skin on paint before it is used. MEKO functions by binding the drying agents, metal salts that catalyze the oxidative crosslinking of drying oils. Once the paint is applied to a surface, MEKO evaporates, thereby allowing the drying process to proceed.


Property Values
Color (APHA) 10 Max.
Specific Gravity 0.916 to 0.924 at 250 C/250 C
Refractive Index 1.442 to 1.444 at 200 C
Purity 99.0% Min.
Flash point (Tag Closed Cup) 620 C (Min.)
Distillation Range 151-1530 C

End Application

MEK Oxime is an essential additive for the paint, varnish and printing ink industries. It is an ideal anti-skinning agent.

Packging Details

200 kg M S Drums