Methyl Acetate

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Methyl acetate is  (CH₃COOCH₃) an acetate ester resulting from the formal condensation of acetic acid with methanol. A low-boiling (57 ℃) colourless, flammable liquid, it is used as a solvent for many resins and oils. It has a role as a polar aprotic solvent, a fragrance and an EC (pyroglutamyl-peptidase I) inhibitor. It is an acetate ester, a methyl ester and a volatile organic compound.

CAS No.: 79-20-9

Synonym: MeOAc, acetic acid, methyl ester, methyl ethanoate

Uses/applications: Methyl acetate is used as a solvent in glue, paint and nail polish remover, in organic synthesis and for extractions.