Methyl acetate

methyl acetate, methyl ester of acetic acid, methyl ethanoate, devoton, tereton

How to detect Methyl acetate

Formula: C3H6O2 | CAS: 79-20-9

Synonyms: methyl acetate, methyl ester of acetic acid, methyl ethanoate, devoton, tereton

Methyl acetate is a widely used solvent, and an accelerant for biodegradation.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
Formula C3H6O2
CAS no. 79-20-9
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 1.8
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 7
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV ZR
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.325
Molecular Weight, g/mole 74.0
Melting point, °C 98
Boiling point, °C 57.5
Flash point, °C -16.1
Upper Explosive Limit, % 16
Lower Explosive Limit, % 3.1
Density, g.cm⁻³ 0.932
Specification Value/Information
Ionisation Energy, eV 10.27
EH40 TWA, ppm 200
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 616
EH40 STEL, ppm 250
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 770
NIOSH ST, ppm 250
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm 200
NIOSH ST, mg.m⁻³ 760
NIOSH TWA REL, mg.m⁻³ 610
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 3100
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 200
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³ 610

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