Material Safety Data Sheet
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
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1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Methyl Ethyl Ketone
OTHER/GENERIC NAMES: 2-Butanone, Ethyl Methyl Ketone, Methyl Acetone, MEK
PRODUCT USE: Solvent
1953 South Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49442
DISTRIBUTOR: VWR International
1310 Goshen Parkway
West Chester, PA 19380
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL:
(24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week)
1-800-424-9300 (USA Only)
For Transportation Emergencies:
1-800-424-9300 (CHEMTREC - Domestic)
NOTE: Emergency telephone numbers are to be used only in the event of chemical emergencies involving a spill,
leak, fire, exposure, or accident involving chemicals. All non-emergency questions should be directed to
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Methyl ethyl ketone
Component Information/Information on Non-Hazardous Components
This product is considered to be hazardous according to the criteria specified in 29 CFR 1910.1200 (Hazard
Communication Standard) and the Canadian Controlled Product Regulations.
Trace impurities and additional material names not listed above may also appear in Section 15 toward the end of the
MSDS. These materials may be listed for local "Right-To-Know" compliance and for other reasons.
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: This product is a clear, volatile, flammable liquid. Has a sharp, acetone-like
odor. Highly flammable. Vapours may form explosive mixtures with air. The product causes irritation of
eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Harmful: may cause lung damage if swallowed.
Causes headache, drowsiness or other effects to the central nervous system. Do not allow p