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Title: 5-Methyl-3-heptanone
CAS Registry Number: 541-85-5
Additional Names: Amyl ethyl ketone; ethyl amyl ketone; EAK
Molecular Formula: C8H16O
Molecular Weight: 128.21
Percent Composition: C 74.94%, H 12.58%, O 12.48%
Literature References: Review: R. F. Buller, Ind. Eng. Chem. 48, 1323-1324 (1956).
Properties: Liquid. Mild fruity odor. d2020 0.820-0.824. One gallon weighs 6.83 lbs at 20°. bp760 157-162°. Flash pt 59°C (138°F). Evaporation rate 0.3 (n-butyl acetate = 1.0). nD15 1.4195. Slightly miscible with water. Compatible with alcohols, ketones, ethers, many other organic solvents.
Boiling point: bp760 157-162°
Flash point: Flash pt 59°C (138°F)
Index of refraction: nD15 1.4195
Density: d2020 0.820-0.824
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes, skin, mucous membranes; headache; narcosis, coma; dermatitis. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 210.
Use: Solvent for nitrocellulose-alkyd, nitrocellulose-maleic, and vinyl resins.

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