Definition of methyl isobutyl ketone in English:

methyl isobutyl ketone

noun

Chemistry
  • A liquid ketone, (CH₃)₂CHCH₂COCH₃, which is manufactured by the hydrogenation of mesityl oxide and widely used as a solvent; 4-methylpentan-2-one.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Chemical Society.