methyl acetate


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methyl acetate

[′meth·əl ′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
CH3CO2CH3I Flammable, colorless liquid with fragrant odor; boils at 54°C; partially soluble in water, miscible with hydrocarbon solvents; used as a solvent and extractant.
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In this sense, the activity coefficient of carbon dioxide (solute) was lower in the presence of methyl acetate, than in the presence of ethyl ether.
* Attenuation coefficient (a) of methyl acetate at 27 [degrees]C (Expt.) = 0.
The maximum decomposition temperatures of Eri SF was 366[degrees]C while the SF treated with methanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate and methyl acetate were 375[degrees]C, 374[degrees]C, 378[degrees]C and 378[degrees]C, respectively (Table 1).
(2005) apply continuation with respect to catalyst mass (or reactive tray holdup) to obtain converged solutions for MTBE and methyl acetate RD columns.
The eleven products concerned are: dibutyl phthalate, 3.4 dichloroaniline, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, methyl acetate, tetrasodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, di-isodecyle phthalate, benzznedicarboxylic acid-1,2, dialkyl esters ramified in C9-11, rich in C10, n-pentane and chloracetic acid.
A Brussels review has now concluded that for methyl acetate "there is a need for specific measures to limit the risks" because of potential respiratory irritation within "flooring works and (the) building trade".
Their general topics include high pressure NMR cells, the use of high pressure infrared spectroscopy to study catalytic mechanisms, processing spectroscopic data, carbonylation of methanol to acetic acid and methyl acetate to acetic anhydride, rhodium catalyzed hydroformylation, alkene/CO copolymerization, the use of spectroscopy in metallocene-based polymerization catalysis, and hydrogenation.
Peaks at 1,568 and 1,412 [cm.sup.-1] due to sodium acetate and/or peaks at 1,746 and 1,246 [cm.sup.-1] due to methyl acetate by-products are sometimes discernable.
Another chemical that can be used in nail care products is methyl acetate, available from Eastman Chemical.
The EPA's classification system is based on smog control and, as such, leaves out many chemicals in paints, such as acetone and methyl acetate, that may be dangerous to inhale but that do not fit the agency's VOC definition.
Table 1 Mass flow rates of each compound alone Waste Compound Mass Flow Rate (Ib/min) Phosphoric Acid 0.002 Ethylene Glycol 0.003 Diphenyl Ether 0.005 Dimethyl Formamin 0.088 Water 0.133 Acetic Acid 0.270 T-amyl Alcohol 0.512 Heptane 0.548 Toluene 0.711 Ethanol 0.801 Isopropanol 0.821 Methanol 1.098 Triethylamine 1.745 Ethyle Acetate 2.173 Acetone 3.275 Methyl Acetate 3.980 Ethyl Formate 4.437