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79-20-9 - Methyl acetate, 99% - Acetic acid methyl ester - L14475 - Alfa Aesar

L14475 Methyl acetate, 99%

CAS Number
79-20-9
Synonyms
Acetic acid methyl ester

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
500ml 23.90
1000ml 38.30
2500ml 66.10
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Methyl acetate, 99%

MDL
MFCD00008711
EINECS
201-185-2

Chemical Properties

Formula
CH3COOCH3
Formula Weight
74.08
Melting point
-98°
Boiling Point
56-58°
Flash Point
-10°(14°F)
Density
0.934
Refractive Index
1.3620
Solubility
Miscible with water.

Applications

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.

Notes

Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Yang, X.; Felsmann, D.; Kurimoto, N.; Krüger, J.; Wada, T.; Tan, T.; Carter, E. A.; Kohse-Höinghaus, K.; Ju, Y. Kinetic studies of methyl acetate pyrolysis and oxidation in a flow reactor and a low-pressure flat flame using molecular-beam mass spectrometry. Proc. Combust. Inst. 2015, 35 (1), 491-498.

Rasmussen, D. B.; Christensen, J. M.; Temel, B.; Studt, F.; Moses, P. G.; Rossmeisl, J.; Riisager, A.; Jensen, A. D. Ketene as a Reaction Intermediate in the Carbonylation of Dimethyl Ether to Methyl Acetate over Mordenite. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (25), 7261-7264.

Nguyen, H. V. L.; Kleiner, I.; Shipman, S. T.; Mae, Y.; Hirose, K.; Hatanaka, S.; Kobayashi, K. Extension of the measurement, assignment, and fit of the rotational spectrum of the two-top molecule methyl acetate. J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2014, 299, 17-21.

Niza, N. M.; Tan, K. T.; Lee, K. T.; Ahmad, Z. Biodiesel production by non-catalytic supercritical methyl acetate: thermal stability study. Appl. Energy 2013, 101, 198-202.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H319-H336

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,6008
Beilstein
1736662
Hazard Class
3
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2915.39
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
AI9100000

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