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Methyl acetate is used as a solvent in glues, paints and nail polish removers. It is also used in adhesives, sealants and coatings. Further, it finds use as solvent in chemical reactions as well as used for extraction purpose. It is involved in the production of acetic anhydride by carbonylation reaction.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H225-H319-H336
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.