KIBK

English translation: typo?

09:11 Jan 4, 2009
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Solvent
English term or phrase: KIBK
In list of solvents (that may not be used).
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 04:13
Selected answer:typo?
Explanation:
I am familiar with MIBK (methyl isobutyl ketone) and DIBK (diisobutyl ketone) etc, but not KIBK. There are a couple of googles with KIBK that refer to methyl isobutyl ketone and diisobutyl ketone (both Chinese patents), but these are probably typos too.
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Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 04:13
Grading comment
Was typo (MIBK)!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



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Gillian Scheibelein


  

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kibk
typo?


Explanation:
I am familiar with MIBK (methyl isobutyl ketone) and DIBK (diisobutyl ketone) etc, but not KIBK. There are a couple of googles with KIBK that refer to methyl isobutyl ketone and diisobutyl ketone (both Chinese patents), but these are probably typos too.

Gillian Scheibelein
Germany
Local time: 04:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 99
Grading comment
Was typo (MIBK)!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ysun
7 hrs

agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD: I would say it's MIBK. This might also be an OCR problem, e.g. in this text, MIBK is read as KIBK http://www.ipen.br/biblioteca/ipen/1989/03379.pdf
10 hrs

agree  Phong Le
20 hrs

agree  David Moore (X): Bear in mind too that M and K are adjacent on the keyboard, so it is probably "MIBK". (Hello Gillian and a HNY!)
23 hrs
  -> Hi David, HNY to you too! Good point about closeness of M and K on keyboard. Also most spelling checkers ignore words in capital letters
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