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Methyl Acetate [Standard Material for GC]
(CAS RN:79-20-9 Product Number:S0300)


Methyl Acetate
Synonym Acetic Acid Methyl Ester

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Product Number S0300

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Purity/Analysis Method >99.5%(GC)
Storage Temperature
M.F. / M.W. C3H6O2=74.08
CAS RN 79-20-9
Related CAS RN
MDL Number MFCD00008711
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Appearance Colorless clear liquid
Purity(GC) min. 99.5 %

Data of Reference

flp -16°C(lit.)
bp 57°C(lit.)


Beilstein 2(4)122
Reaxys-RN 1736662
PubChem SID 87575824
Merck Index(14) 6008
RTECS# AI9100000
EC Number 201-185-2


Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements
  • H225
  • :Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
  • H319
  • :Causes serious eye irritation.
  • H336
  • :May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Precautionary Statements
  • P261
  • :Avoid breathing mist, vapours or spray.
  • P280
  • :Wear protective gloves, eye protection.
  • P303+P361+P353
  • :IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower.
  • P304+P340+P312
  • :IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell.
  • P305+P351+P338+P337+P313
  • :IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice or attention.
  • P370+P378
  • :In case of fire: Use dry chemical or dry sand to extinguish.

Transport Information

UN Number 1231
Class 3
Packing Group II
HS Number 2915390090


Acetylation of Alcohols via Transesterification using Acetylating Reagents



  • 1)Transesterification/Acylation of Secondary Alcohols Mediated by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysts
  • 2)Protection for the Hydroxyl Group, Including 1,2- and 1,3-Diols
    • P. G. M. Wuts, in Greene’s Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis, 5th ed., ed. by P. G. M. Wuts, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2014, Chap. 2, 17.

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