Methyl Acetate

Methyl Acetate




Acetic Acid Methyl Ester, Methyl Ethanoate

  • Description:

Methyl acetate is a colorless, volatile and flammable liquid with typical ester odor. It has a limited solubility in water and good solubility in most of the common organic solvents. Methyl Acetate is unstable in the presence of strong aqueous bases or acids.


  • Solvent in Paints, Coatings, Inks and Adhesives
  • Formulation of Paint Removers
  • Printing Industry
  • Plastic Film Processing
  • Textile Dyeing
  • Aluminum Foil Converting
  • Industrial Cleaners
  • Electroplating


Molecular Weightg/molASTM D6579-1174.08
Boiling Point at 760 mmHgASTM D5399-0956.8
Melting Point at 760 mmHgASTM D5399-09-99
Flash PointASTM D93-18-13
Specific Gravity at 20 ℃ASTM D854-140.93
Viscosity at 25 ℃mPa.sASTM D445-180.364
Solubility at 25℃ in Waterg/LASTM D2042-15243.5
Vapor Pressure at 25 ℃mmHgASTM E1194-17216.22
Density at 25 ℃gr/cm3ASTM D792-130.932
Evaporation Rate (n-Butyl Acetate=1.0)ASTM D3539-116.2
Methyl Acetate