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Production of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone
Methyl isobutyl ketone is produced by aldol condensation of acetone and its derivative intermediates, diacetone alcohol and mesityl oxide. Acetone is treated with barium hydroxide to yield diacetone alcohol, which is dehydrated to mesityl oxide, which in turn is hydrogenated to saturate the double bond and produce methyl isobutyl ketone. Another method is the hydrogenation of mesityl oxide over nickel at 160–190 °C. Methyl isobutyl ketone can also be prepared by reacting sodium acetoacetic ester with isopropyl bromide and treating the resulting 2-isopropyl acetoacetic ester with diluted acid to saponify the ester and decarboxylate the resulting keto acid.
Storage and Handling
• Handling - Use only under a chemical fume hood. Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment. Wear personal protective equipment/face protection. Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. Take precautionary measures against static discharges. Use only non-sparking tools. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not breathe mist/vapors/spray. Do not ingest. If swallowed then seek immediate medical assistance. To avoid ignition of vapors by static electricity discharge, all metal parts of the equipment must be grounded.
• Storage - Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Flammables area. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame.
Strong oxidizing agents, Peroxides
• Suitable Extinguishing Media - Water spray, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemical, alcohol-resistant foam. Water mist may be used to cool closed containers
• Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical - Flammable. Containers may explode when heated. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back.
• Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters - As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH and full protective gear. Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating gases and vapors
• Eye Contact Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
• Skin Contact Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
• Ingestion Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician or poison control center immediately
• Highly flammable liquid and vapor
• Causes serious eye irritation
• Harmful if inhaled
• May cause respiratory irritation
• May cause drowsiness or dizziness
• May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
• May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
• Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
• Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling
• Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray
• Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking
• Keep container tightly closed
• Ground/bond container and receiving equipment
• Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/equipment
• Use only non-sparking tools
• Take precautionary measures against static discharge
• Keep cool
MIBK is a prevalent solvent used in a wide range of formulations. It is found in commercial chemical processes, in paints, and in dry cleaning products. MIBK is used for nitrocellulose which is a highly flammable product known as cellulose nitrate, flash paper, flash cotton, guncotton, and flash string.