Methyl acetate
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Methyl acetate
Alias
Acetic acid, methyl ester
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Esters
CAS No.
79-20-9
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C3H6O2
Molecular Weight: 74.08
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: liquid.
Odor: fruity odor.
Solubility: soluble in water; 20℃, 243g/L[1].
Stability: stable. at strong acid, strong alkali, easily hydrolyzed.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: cat inhalation LCLo: 67000mg/m3/1H;
guinea pig skin LD50: > 20mL/Kg;
guinea pig subcutaneous LDLo: 3000mg/Kg;
mouse inhalation LCLo: 34000mg/m3/4H;
rabbit intraduodenal LD50: 3700mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: 3705mg/Kg;
rabbit skin LD50: > 5000mg/kg;
rat inhalation LCLo: 32000ppm/4H;
rat oral LD50: > 5000mg/Kg;
rat subcutaneous LDLo: 8000mg/Kg.
Human toxicity[1]: human inhalation TCLo: 15000mg/m3.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent cleansing, solubilizing abilities. Volatile.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Widely use as solvent.
Use as industrial cleaning agents, paint strippers.
Use as intermediates in organic synthesis.
Solvent, perfume in personal care products.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 79-20-9
Update: 20141029(1);

 

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