What is tetrahydrofuran

What is Tetrahydrofuran (THF)?

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is made up of four carbon atoms, eight hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom. It has the chemical formula (CH2)4O, which makes tetrahydrofuran a heterocyclic ether. A heterocyclic ether is a ring structure containing atoms from two or more different elements in its ring(s) – in this case, carbon and hydrogen. Ether means THF is part of [...]

What are the uses of methyl ethyl ketone - used in paints

What Are The Uses Of Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

In a recent article, we explored what methyl ethyl ketone is. Today, we’ll look at the uses of methyl ethyl ketone. A Brief Reminder: What Is Methyl Ethyl Ketone? Methyl ethyl ketone is an organic compound often abbreviated to MEK – or known as butanone and 2-butanone. It is a colourless liquid with a smell like mint mixed with acetone, and [...]

Obligations of chemical companies to REACH - completing the REACH registration dossier

The Obligations of the Chemical Industry in Meeting REACH Regulations

One of our recent articles provided an introduction to REACH, and here we’ll look in more detail at the obligations the chemical industry has in meeting REACH regulations. What Does REACH Stand For? REACH is a European Regulation relating to the safe use of chemicals. Its goal is to improve the protection of both human and environmental health through a process [...]

What is methyl ethyl ketone aka butanone

What is Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

Methyl ethyl ketone is often abbreviated to MEK and is also known as butanone, 2-butanone, ethyl methyl ketone, and methyl acetone. It is a colourless liquid with the formula C4H8O or CH3COCH2CH3. MEK is a ketone (meaning it contains a carbonyl group bonded to two hydrocarbon groups) with a sharp, sweet smell a bit like mint and acetone. Its [...]

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