Methyl acetate 85%

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What is Methyl acetate 85%

Methyl acetate (CH3COOCH3) is an ester with a pleasant odor similar to glue and a clear, colorless, flammable liquid. Soluble in most organic solvents but relatively soluble in water. It is a strong solvent that dissolves a wide range of resins such as cellulose acetate, polyvinyl acetate, acrylics, epoxies, polyesters and… methyl acetate. It has low toxicity and is easily reversible to the environment, free of organic matter. It is volatile (VOC) and is not considered a dangerous air pollutant, so it is an environmentally friendly solvent. This organic solvent can be used as an alternative to acetone in the production of paints, coatings, metal surface cleaners, and adhesives. . . To be used. In industry, methyl acetate is produced by esterification of acetic acid with methanol.

Colors and coatings:

Methyl acetate is a solvent that has a high evaporation rate, so in the production of a variety of quick-drying paints and wood coatings (varnishes), industrial applications, automotive industry, vehicles and marine equipment, cans and. . . Used. The lack of volatile organic matter in methyl acetate has led to its increasing use in the production of paints and coatings. It is also very suitable as a solvent in nail polish.

  1. Surface cleaner:

Methyl acetate is used as a solvent in surface cleaners due to its rapid drying. Because methyl acetate is converted to steam very quickly, it does not attract air pollutants to the desired level. In addition, the hydrophobicity of methyl acetate makes it suitable for cleaning metal surfaces before painting and preparing them for marine applications and moisture-sensitive equipment.

  1. Other uses:

Methyl acetate is also used as a solvent in the production of fast-drying adhesives. Adhesives are produced by dissolving rubber and resin in methyl acetate. When the adhesive is applied to the surface, methyl acetate evaporates rapidly, causing the adhesive to harden and adhere to the surface. Also methyl acetate in cosmetics, personal care products such as perfumes, nail polishes, and nail polishes. . . It has applications.

Methyl Acetate 85 % Specification

no Parameter Method Unit Limit Result
1 Purity GC % Min. 85 Min 86
2 Methanol GC % Max 15 Max 14
3 Water ASTM E1064 % Max. 0.8 Max 0.2
4 Acidity as Acetic Acid ASTM D1613 % Max 0.01 Max 0.005
5 color ASTM D1613 APHA Max 10 <10

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