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CAS No.: 79-20-9   


Appearance: Colorless Liquid

Methyl acetate, also known as MeOAc, acetic acid methyl ester or methyl ethanoate, is a carboxylate ester with the formula CH3COOCH3. It is a flammable liquid with a characteristically pleasant smell reminiscent of some glues and nail polish removers. Methyl acetate is occasionally used as a solvent, being weakly polar and lipophilic, but its close relative ethyl acetate is a more common solvent being less toxic and less soluble in water. Methyl acetate has a solubility of 25% in water at room temperature. At elevated temperature its solubility in water is much higher. Methyl acetate is not stable in the presence of strong aqueous bases or aqueous acids. 

Application :

  • As raw material for organic solvent, spray paint, artificial leather and spices

  • Uses GB, 2760, 1996, formulated as permitted use of edible spices.

  • Uses for chromatographic analysis of standard substances and solvents, and also for the synthesis of lithium chloride and spices from alkali chlorides

  • A quick drying solvent for nitrocellulose and cellulose acetate; used in paints and coatings. It is also used in the manufacture of artificial leather and spices and as an extractant for oils and fats. Or the raw material for making dyes and drugs.

Items/Lot#:                      Specification              Typical
Appearance:clear,              colorless liquid             pass
Assay(m/m):                     99.9% min.              99.95%
Color(Pt-Co):                       10 max.                  <10
Moisture(m/m):                   0.05% max.            0.03%
Acidity(as CH3 COOH,m/m):        0.03% max.           0.003% 

180kg net drums(14.4MT/20’FCL), ISO tank(20MT each)

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