Methyl Acetate

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Other Trading Names:

  • Methyl Ester

CAS Number: 79-20-9

HS Code: 29153900

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Methyl Acetate

Methyl Acetate



Molecular Formula


CAS Number



Colorless Liquid

Grade Standard

Industrial Grade


Slightly soluble in water

Melting Point

-98 °C

Boiling Point

57-58 °C


0.932 g/cm³

Chemical Description

  • Methyl Acetate (MA), also known as acetic acid methyl ester or methyl ethanoate, is a volatile, colorless liquid with a pleasant, fruity odor reminiscent of glues and nail polish removers. It is a flammable solvent, showcasing a high volatility and low boiling point, making it an excellent solvent for quick-drying applications.
  • This ester of methanol and acetic acid is highly miscible with common organic solvents, including alcohols, ketones, and ethers, though its solubility in water is moderate. Its fast evaporation rate and good solvency for a wide range of polymers and resins make it highly valuable in the manufacture of paints, coatings, and adhesives, where it is appreciated for its ability to improve the application properties and overall performance of these products.
  • In the pharmaceutical industry, Methyl Acetate is employed as a solvent and an extractant in the production and purification of various drugs and pharmaceuticals. Its effectiveness in dissolving a wide range of organic compounds also makes it a preferred choice for chemical synthesis and reactions in organic chemistry laboratories.
  • The cosmetics and personal care industry utilizes Methyl Acetate in the formulation of fragrances and perfumes, as well as in nail polish removers, due to its excellent solvent for cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, and other film-formers, contributing to smooth application and fast drying times.
  • Methyl Acetate is also used as an extraction solvent in the food industry for decaffeinating coffee and tea, and extracting flavors and fragrances due to its low toxicity and good solvency properties.
  • In the field of chemical manufacturing, it serves as an intermediate for the synthesis of more complex chemicals and as a solvent in various chemical processes.
  • Its relatively low toxicity and environmental impact, combined with its effectiveness as a solvent, make Methyl Acetate a preferred choice in many industrial and manufacturing applications, where it offers a balance between performance, safety, and environmental considerations.
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