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Eastman Methyl Acetate is a fast evaporating, mild odor, active solvent that can be used with a broad range of coating and ink resins. Because of its fast evaporation rate, methyl acetate is useful as the fast-evaporating component in high-low solvent systems and in other applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch time are needed. Methyl acetate is an active solvent for the following resins: cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, vinyl copolymers, acrylics, epoxies, polyamides, phenolics, alkyds, and polyesters. Compared with other fast evaporating solvents, methyl acetate gives solution viscosity somewhat higher than acetone or MEK but lower than ethyl acetate. Where a mild odor, fast evaporating solvent is required, methyl acetate is a very good choice for formulators of coating and ink products Methyl acetate is a VOC-exempt, non-HAP, non-ODS, readily biodegradable solvent that can be used in blends to develop environmentally friendly cleaners. * Eastman™ Methyl Acetate is exempt from regulation as a VOC and HAP under Federal Law, but can contain <= 2.5% methanol, which is a VOC and a HAP.

Eastman Methyl Acetate

Producer: 
Eastman
Eastman Methyl Acetate is a fast evaporating, mild odor, active solvent that can be used with a broad range of coating and ink resins. Because of its fast evaporation rate, methyl acetate is useful as the fast-evaporating component in high-low solvent systems and in other applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch time are needed. Methyl acetate is an active solvent for the following resins: cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, vinyl copolymers, acrylics, epoxies, polyamides, phenolics, alkyds, and polyesters. Compared with other fast evaporating solvents, methyl acetate gives solution viscosity somewhat higher than acetone or MEK but lower than ethyl acetate. Where a mild odor, fast evaporating solvent is required, methyl acetate is a very good choice for formulators of coating and ink products Methyl acetate is a VOC-exempt, non-HAP, non-ODS, readily biodegradable solvent that can be used in blends to develop environmentally friendly cleaners. * Eastman™ Methyl Acetate is exempt from regulation as a VOC and HAP under Federal Law, but can contain <= 2.5% methanol, which is a VOC and a HAP.
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Identification & Functionality

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Features & Benefits

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Benefit Claims
CASE Ingredients Features
HII Features
Ingredient Claims
Biodegradable
End Use Claims
Fast drying
Product Highlights
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • Fast evaporation rate
  • Low MIR value
  • Low odor
  • Non-HAP*
  • Non-SARA
  • Readily biodegradable
  • VOC Exempt*
Product Highlights
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • Fast evaporation rate
  • Low MIR value
  • Low odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Readily biodegradable
  • VOC Exempt

Applications & Uses

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AP/Deo Applications
Hair Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Recommended Applications
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Building materials
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Construction chemicals
  • Fabric care
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Furniture
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Hard surface care
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Institutional cleaners
  • Marine
  • Other-transportation
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process additives
  • Process solvents
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Upholstery
  • Wood coatings
Recommended Uses
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto oem
  • Auto refinish
  • Building materials
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Construction chemicals
  • Flexographic printing inks
  • Furniture
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Marine
  • Other-transportation
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process additives
  • Process solvents
  • Roofing ingredients
  • Upholstery
  • Wood coatings

Properties

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Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity as Acetic Acidmax. 0.15wt %-
Assaymin. 96wt %-
Autoignition Temperature501 (936)°C (°F)D 2155
Blush Resistance at 80°F (26.7°C)20 RH%-
Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg55.8-58.2 (132-137)°C (°F)-
Color Pt-Comax. 5--
Critical Pressure46.9 ATMATM-
Critical Temperature233.3°C-
Critical Volume228.0ml/g·mol-
Dilution Ratio Toluene2.9--
Dilution Ratio VMP Naphtha0.9--
Electrical Resistance0.4Megohms-
Empirical FormulaC3H6O2--
Evaporation Rate (ether = 1)2.3--
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1)6.0--
Expansion Coefficient at 20°C0.00142°C-
Flash Point Setaflash Closed Cup-15 (5)°C (°F)-
Flash Point Tag Closed Cup-13 (9)°C (°F)-
Freezing Point-98 (-144)°C (°F)-
Hansen Solubility Parameters Hydrogen Bonding3.7--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Nonpolar7.6--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Polar3.5--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Total9.2--
Heat of Combustion-349.2kcal/g·mol-
Heat of Vaporization7279.0cal/g·mol-
Liquid Heat Capacity at 25°C33.95cal/(g,mol)(°C)-
Liquid Viscosity at 20°C0.4cP-
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)0.07--
Methyl Alcohol Contentmax. 5wt %-
Molecular Weight74.09--
NFPA Classification 30II--
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive--
Refractive Index at 20°C1.36--
Solubility in Water at 20°C22.0wt %-
Solubility in Water at 20°C7.3wt %-
Specific Gravity at 20°C0.93--
Surface Tension at 20°C25.8dynes/cm-
TLV PPM 1998200.0--
Vapor Density (air = 1)2.6--
Vapor Pressure at 20°C178.3mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure at 55°C94.4kPa-
Watermax. 1.5wt %-
Odor
Mild
Viscosity
11 cP at 25°C
Molecular Weight
74.09
Boiling Point
55.8-58.2°C
Melting Point
-98°C
Flash Point
-15°C
Specific Gravity
0.933
Refractive Index
1.3589
Solubility In Water
22.7%wt

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Documents (4)

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Type
Methyl Acetate Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Solvents: US regulatory information
Brochure
Eastman Specialty Ketones - Reducing the Solvent Content in a Precatalyzed Wood Lacquer
Brochure
Eastman Solvents Technical Tip
Brochure