Methyl acetate, also known as MeOAc, acetic acid methyl ester or methyl ethanoate, is a carboxylate ester with the formula CH3COOCH3. Methyl Acetate is a colorless, volatile liquid, which is used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, acetylcellulose; in many resins and oils and in the manufacture of artificial leather. It is also used in adhesives, cleaning products, paint remover compounds, lacquer solvent, intermediate, and synthetic flavoring.
Boiling Range (IBP, 50%, Dry Point):
Evaporation Rate (n-Butyl Acetate=1):
Lower Flammability Limit In Air (% by vol):
Upper Flammability Limit In Air (% by Vol):
Vapor Pressure (mm of Hg) @ 20°C:
Vapor Density (air=1):
Specific Gravity (Water=1):
-10°C (14°F) TCC
56, 56, 56°C / 133, 134, 136°F
*Typical Properties are for reference purposes only. Actual results may vary.
Acidity as Acetic Acid, %
Methyl Acetate TDS