Species-Specific Inhalation Pharmacokinetics of 2-Nitropropane, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, and n-Hexane

  • Winfried Kessler
  • Barbara Denk
  • Johannes G. Filser


2-Nitropropane (2-NP), methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), and n-hexane (HEX) are used in large quantities for industrial processes. They are components of solvent mixtures and are present as thinners in commercial products like glues, paints, and laquers. Because of their high volatility persons are mainly exposed via inhalation of the vapors.


Atmospheric Concentration Methyl Ethyl Ketone Ventilation Rate Methyl Ethyl Ketone Pulmonary Retention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Winfried Kessler
    • 1
  • Barbara Denk
    • 1
  • Johannes G. Filser
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ToxikologieGSFNeuherbergGermany

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