- a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C3H6O2, the methyl ester of acetic acid, having a fragrant odor, used chiefly as a solvent.
Origin of methyl acetate
First recorded in 1900–05
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- a colourless volatile flammable liquid ester with a fragrant odour, used as a solvent, esp in paint removers. Formula: CH 3 COOCH 3