Methyl Acetate is a clear colorless liquid with a pleasant smell. It is an aliphatic ester that can be prepared via carbonylation of dimethyl ether over zeolites. Methyl Acetate is used as a solvent in paint, nail polish remover, glue, and for extractions.
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ArChem Methyl Acetate, also known as methyl ethanoate, is a carboxylate ester with a molecular formula of C3H6O2. It is a clear liquid that has a typical ester odor. Methyl Acetate is very flammable with a flashpoint of -10° C and a flammability rating of 3.
ArChem Methyl Acetate is a fast-evaporating solvent that can be used with a broad range of coating and ink resins. This product is a suitable choice for resins such as nitrocellulose, vinyl copolymers, acrylics, epoxies, polyamides, phenolics, alkyds, and polyesters.
Methyl Acetate is generally abbreviated as MeOAc. This product is fairly soluble in water at elevated temperatures. The chemical and physical properties of ArChem Methyl Acetate are listed below:
|Molecular Formula||CH3COOCH3/ C3H6O2|
|IUPAC name||Methyl ethanoate|
|Molecular weight||74.07 g/mol|
|Density||0.932 g cm–3|
|Boiling Point||56.8 °C|
|Melting Point||-98 °C|
Due to the fast evaporation rate of ArChem Methyl Acetate, it is a suitable choice for applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch time are needed. Some of ArChem Methyl Acetate uses are listed below:
Methyl Acetate is produced via carbonylation for industrial uses. To produce methyl acetate, methanol is heated alongside acetic acid in the presence of sulfuric acid.
Another production method is the esterification of methanol and acetic acid in the presence of a strong acid such as Sulfuric acid.
Storage conditions of Methyl Acetate are listed below:
Inhaling Methyl Acetate can cause headache, drowsiness, and fatigue. Swallowing causes dizziness, drowsiness, and fatigue. It can also damage the eyes. Some of the hazardous effects are listed below:
Personal protective equipment should be worn when handling Methyl Acetate. If contact is made with the skin, immediately wash the contaminated area and seek medical attention. If contact is made with the eyes, immediately wash them with large amounts of water.
Methyl Acetate is used as an active solvent in paint, lacquer, and thinners.
Methyl acetate, also known as MeOAc, acetic acid methyl ester, or methyl ethanoate.
Methyl Acetate can improve the performance of coatings.
Methyl Acetate is a volatile solvent that can be used in glues, paints, and nail polish removers.
Methyl Acetate is used in fast-drying paints and for the manufacture of celluloid adhesives. Methyl Acetate is also used in lacquer solutions to lower the viscosity.
Methyl Acetate and acetone are two different chemical compounds. Methyl Acetate, unlike Acetone, has a low odor which is suitable for furniture and automotive applications.