Methyl Acetate is a carboxylate ester with a very distinct odor that smells like glue or nail polish remover.
- CAS #: 79-20-9
- EINECS #: 201-185-2
- Synonyms: Acetic Acid Methyl Ester; Methyl Acetate
- Formula: C3H6O2
Methyl Acetate is a clear colorless liquid that is flammable. Methyl Acetate has a flashpoint of 9 F and evaporation rate of 600.
- UN: 1231
- ERG: 129
- Class: 3
- Packing Group: II
Methyl acetate is typically used as a volatile low toxicity solvent in glues, paints, and nail polish removers. Other applications include fux cleaners, fragrances, and lacquers.