Methyl acetate

Methyl acetate (C3H6O2) is a flammable colorless liquid with a pleasant smell, used as a solvent. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Methyl acetate. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc

Methyl acetate Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Flash point 14°F.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Use proper flammable materials storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids; water [Note: Reacts slowly with water to form acetic acid & methanol.]
  • Description: Methyl acetate, also known as MeOAc, acetic acid methyl ester or methyl ethanoate, is a carboxylate ester with the formula CH3COOCH3.
  • Classification: CLASS 3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Methyl acetate Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C3H6O2 932.00 kg/m³ 56.9°C, 330 K, 134°F Methyl acetate 74.08 g/mol Methanol, diethyl ether, water. -98°C, 175 K, -144°F




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