Abbreviation for METHYL ETHYL KETONE PEROXIDEMethyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide, a catalyst used to cause polyester resin to harden or cure. Highly corrosive; a strong oxidizing agent (free radical source).Available in regular or slow reaction (MEKP/SR)
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MEKP is a strong irritant. Avoid swallowing and all contact with eyes and skin. Ingestion can be fatal! Discard contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated skin thoroughly with soap and water. If swallowed, take large quantities of milk or water and immediately call a physician. MEKP in the eye may result in irreversible blindness, even if flushed out with water! Flush the eyes immediately with water. SECONDS COUNT! Continue flushing for at least 30 minutes, and call a physician. Do not take chances with this chemical.
see accelerator, accelerant