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Methyl Acetate

  • Product Name: Methyl acetate
  • Other Names: MAC
  • Cas No.: 79-20-9
  • Purity: 99.9%
  • MF: C3H6O2
  • Appearance: Colorless liquid
  • Package: Drum
  • Certificate: ISO
  • Application: It is a chemical compound commonly used as a solvent in various industries. It has a wide range of applications due to its properties, such as being relatively non-toxic, having a pleasant fruity odor, and having a fast evaporation rate
  • Sample: Available

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Product Detail

Methyl acetate, is an organic compound, the molecular formula is C3H6O2, mainly used as an organic solvent, is the raw material of lacquer artificial leather and spices. Should be stored in a cool, ventilated warehouse; Keep away from fire and heat sources, and the temperature of the reservoir should not exceed 30℃. Keep the container sealed, and store it separately from oxidizers, acids and alkalis. Do not mix storage.

Product Parameter

Synonyms Methyl ethanoate, Methyl ester of acetic acid
Chemical Formula C3H6O2 CAS Number 79-20-9
Molar mass 74.079 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Fragrant, fruity
Density 0.932 g cm−3
Melting point −98 °C (−144 °F; 175 K)
Boiling point 56.9 °C (134.4 °F; 330.0 K)
Vapor pressure 173 mmHg (20°C)
Refractive index 1.361
Flash point −10 °C; 14 °F; 263 K
Solubility 250g/l
Solubility in water 25% (20 °C)
Stability Stable. Extremely flammable – readily forms explosive mixtures with air. Note low flash point and wide explosion limits.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, strong acids, nitrates. May be moisture sensitive.
log P 0.18 at 20 °C
Storage condition no restrictions



1. Solvent: MAC is a commonly used solvent with good solubility. Due to its low toxicity and volatility, it is widely used in coatings, inks, glues, cleaning agents, industrial solvents and water-based coatings.

2. Chemical industry: MAC is an important raw material for the synthesis of other chemicals. It can be used to prepare vinyl acetate, which is used in the production of coatings, plastics and fibers. It can also be used to synthesize cellulose acetate.

3. Fragrances and flavors: Methyl acetate has a pleasant fruity aroma and is therefore used as a flavoring ingredient in food, beverages, perfumes and household items.

4. Medical chemistry: Methyl acetate has some applications in the field of medicine. For example, it can be used as a drug locker, solvent, and ingredient in in vitro preparations.

5. Food industry: Methyl acetate is widely used in the food industry. It can be used as a solvent and thickener in the preparation of sauces, sweets and beverages.

6. Peelers and removers: Due to its solubility, chemical methyl acetate can be used as a peeler and remover to remove adhesive, label and adhesive residues.

Multiple uses of products

It use in Paints and Coatings Industry,Adhesives and Sealants Industry,Chemical Manufacturing,Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry,Fragrance and Flavor Industry,Plastics and textile Industry