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Methyl acetate CAS 79-20-9

Acetate de methyle;methyle(acetatede);methyle(acetatede)(french);Methylester kiseliny octove;methylesterkiselinyoctove;methylesterkiselinyoctove(czech);methylethanoate;Metile

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Product Name: Methyl acetate
CAS: 79-20-9
MF: C3H6O2
MW: 74.08
EINECS: 201-185-2
Mol File: 79-20-9.mol
Methyl acetate Chemical Properties
Melting point -98 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 57-58 °C (lit.)
density 0.934 g/mL at 25 °C
vapor density 2.55 (vs air)
vapor pressure 165 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
refractive index n20/D 1.361(lit.)
Fp 3.2 °F
storage temp. no restrictions.
solubility 250g/l
form Solution
color Clear colorless to slightly pale yellow
Relative polarity 0.253
Odor Slightly acrid, sweet; fragrant.
Odor Threshold 1.7ppm
Odor Type ethereal
explosive limit 3.1-16%(V)
Water Solubility 250 g/L (20 ºC)
λmax λ: 255 nm Amax: 1.0
λ: 275 nm Amax: 0.1
λ: 300 nm Amax: 0.01
Merck 146,008
JECFA Number 125
BRN 1736662
Henry's Law Constant 0.90 at 20.00 °C, 1.56 at 30.00 °C (headspace-GC, Hovorka et al., 2002)
Exposure limits TLV-TWA 200 ppm (~610 mg/m3) (ACGIH, MSHA, and OSHA); TLV-STEL 250 ppm (~760 mg/m3) (ACGIH); IDLH 10,000 ppm (NIOSH).
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.
LogP 0.18 at 20℃
CAS DataBase Reference 79-20-9(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference Acetic acid, methyl ester(79-20-9)
EPA Substance Registry System Methyl acetate (79-20-9)




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