Methyl Acetate

Methyl Acetate and uses

Methyl Acetate (MEAC) is a colorless transparent, flammable, volatile liquid with sweet ester odour. It is soluble in alcohols, ketones, glycols, esters but is slightly soluble in water, it becomes more soluble in water with high temperatures. The major use of methyl acetate is as a solvents in quick-drying paints such as lacquer. It is also used as a low toxic solvent in the manufacture of cellulose adhesives, perfumes and as an relational solvent in the manufacture of dye production. It is also used in the manufacture of nail polish remover, motor vehicle coating, furrniture coatings, industrial coatings, detergent and cosmetics. In medicine, MEAC is used as a stimulant, anticonvulsant and as a solvent for pharmaceuticals, antibiotics and hormones.

Methyl Acetate Specification:





Appearance None Visual Clear
Color, Pt-Co None ASTM D1209 10
Density at 20°C g/cm­­3 ASTM D1209 0.932
Purity %wt GC 99.9
Water %wt ASTM E1064 0.05
Refractive Index at 20°C None ASTM E1064 1.361


Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS of Methyl Acetate