Methyl acetate (C3Н6O2) is used in laboratory practice as a pure reagent, in organic synthesis, and also as dissolvent. Methyl acetate resembles transparent, water-soluble liquid. It is mixed in any proportion with alcohol and ester. It is a toxic substance.
Main technical characteristics
|Main specifications||Normal values for the grade|
|Top grade||1st grade|
|Appearance||Transparent liquid without mechanical impurities. Light yellow coloring is allowed.|
|Mass fraction of methyl acetate C3Н6O2, %, no less than||99.5||99.0|
|Mass fraction of methanol, %, no more than||0.3||0.7|
|Mass fraction of acid on acetic acid basis, %, no more than||0.02||0.03|
|Mass fraction of water, %, not more than||0.2||0.3|
Individual means of skin and respiratory system protection must be used while handling methyl acetate.
Methyl acetate is transported by all transport means (except air transport), in compliance with goods transportation regulations applied to this type of transport means.
Shelf life – 1 year from the date of production.