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methyl acetate

noun, Chemistry
a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C 3 H 6 O 2 , the methyl ester of acetic acid, having a fragrant odor, used chiefly as a solvent.
1900-05 Unabridged
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  • Isopropyl acetate is reported to be more toxic than ethyl or methyl acetate.
  • The acetone and the methyl acetate would need to be handled in the same manner.
British Dictionary definitions for methyl acetate

methyl acetate

a colourless volatile flammable liquid ester with a fragrant odour, used as a solvent, esp in paint removers. Formula: CH3COOCH3
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