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Eastman™ MAK (Methyl n-Amyl Ketone) has a high solvent activity, slow evaporation rate, low density, low surface tension, and high boiling point. These properties make MAK a very good solvent for cellulosic lacquers, acrylic lacquers, and high-solids coatings. Because regulations limit the weight of solvent per gallon of coating, formulators favor the use of low-density solvents that help reduce the VOC content of a coating. MAK is lower in density than ester, aromatic hydrocarbons, and glycol ether solvents with similar evaporation rates. The low density and high activity of MAK are significant advantages when formulating high-solids coatings to meet VOC guidelines. MAK is also used as a polymerization solvent for high solids acrylic resins. The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Eastman MAK

Producer: 
Eastman
Eastman™ MAK (Methyl n-Amyl Ketone) has a high solvent activity, slow evaporation rate, low density, low surface tension, and high boiling point. These properties make MAK a very good solvent for cellulosic lacquers, acrylic lacquers, and high-solids coatings. Because regulations limit the weight of solvent per gallon of coating, formulators favor the use of low-density solvents that help reduce the VOC content of a coating. MAK is lower in density than ester, aromatic hydrocarbons, and glycol ether solvents with similar evaporation rates. The low density and high activity of MAK are significant advantages when formulating high-solids coatings to meet VOC guidelines. MAK is also used as a polymerization solvent for high solids acrylic resins. The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.
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Features & Benefits

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Labeling Claims
CASE Ingredients Features
Product Highlights
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High dilution ratio
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low density
  • Low surface tension
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade

Applications & Uses

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Recommended Applications
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • General industrial coatings
  • Herbicides int
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process solvents

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity as Acetic Acidmax. 0.02wt %-
Assaymin. 99wt %-
Autoignition Temperature393 (740)°C (°F)-
Azeotropes BP95 (203.0)°C (°F)-
Azeotropes Water48.0wt %-
Blush Resistance at 80°F (26.7°C)93 RH%-
Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg Dry Point153.5 (308)°C (°F)-
Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg Initial147 (297)°C (°F)-
Color Pt-Comax. 10--
Critical Pressure28.8 ATMATM-
Critical Temperature338.3°C-
Critical Volume421.0ml/g·mol-
Dilution Ratio Toluene3.9--
Dilution Ratio VMP Naphtha1.2--
Electrical Resistance0.4Megohms-
Empirical FormulaC7H14O--
Evaporation Rate (ether = 1)30.2--
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.4--
Expansion Coefficient at 20°C0.00104°C-
Fire Point46 (115)°C (°F)-
Flammability Limits in Air, % by Volume Lower at 66°C1.11Vol %-
Flammability Limits in Air, % by Volume Upper at 121°C7.9Vol %-
Flash Point Tag Closed Cup39 (102)°C (°F)-
Flash Point Tag Open Cup46 (115)°C (°F)-
Freezing Point-33 (-27)°C (°F)-
Hansen Solubility Parameters Hydrogen Bonding2.0--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Nonpolar7.9--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Polar2.8--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Total8.6--
Heat of Combustion-979.8kcal/g·mol-
Heat of Vaporization9229.0cal/g·mol-
Liquid Heat Capacity at 27°C59.69cal/(g,mol)(°C)-
Liquid Viscosity at 25°C0.8cP-
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)2.8--
Molecular Weight114.19--
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive--
Refractive Index at 20°C1.408--
Solubility in Water at 20°C0.5wt %-
Solubility in Water at 20°C1.3wt %-
Specific Gravity at 20°C0.818--
Surface Tension at 20°C26.1dynes/cm-
TLV PPM 199850.0--
Vapor Density (air = 1)3.9--
Vapor Pressure at 20°C2.14mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure at 55°C2.8kPa-
Wt/Vol at 20°C0.82 (6.8)kg/L (lb/gal)-

Regulatory & Compliance

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Chemical Inventories

Documents (14)

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Type
Methyl N-Amyl Ketone (MAK) Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Specialty Ketones - Smart Choices for Coatings Solutions
Brochure
Solvents: US regulatory information
Brochure
Selecting Effective Xylene Replacements for Protective Coatings
Brochure
Formulating VOC and HAP Compliant Coatings With EASTMAN MAK and MIAK
Brochure