Methyl acetate - CAS # 79-20-9

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CAS 79-20-9 - Methyl Acetate

Chemical Name:  Methyl acetate

Chemical Formula:  C3H6O2

CAS Number:  79-20-9

Synonyms:  Methyl acetate;Devoton;Tereton;CH3COOCH3;Methyl ethanoate;Acetate de methyle;Methyl acetic ester;Methylacetaat;Methylacetat;Methyle (acetate de);Methylester kiseliny octove;Metile (acetato di);Ethyl ester of monoacetic acid;Metile;UN 1231;Methyl ester of acetic acid

Appearance:  colourless liquid with a pleasant odour

Melting Point:  -98 C

Boiling Point:  56 C

Vapor Density:  2.6 (air = 1)

Vapor Pressure:  170 mm Hg at 20 C

Flash Point:  -10 C (closed cup)

Explosion Limits:  3.1 - 16%

Water Solubility:  appreciable

Stability:  Stable. Extremely flammable - readily forms explosive mixtures with air. Note low flash point and wide explosion limits. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, strong acids, nitrates. May be moisture sensitive.

Molecular Weight:  74.0785

Alternate Names:  Methyl Acetate | MACET8

Department:  Organics

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Related Analytes (Methyl acetate):
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