methyl acetate


noun Chemistry.

a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C3H6O2, the methyl ester of acetic acid, having a fragrant odor, used chiefly as a solvent.

Nearby words

  1. meths,
  2. methuen,
  3. methusela,
  4. methuselah,
  5. methyl,
  6. methyl alcohol,
  7. methyl bromide,
  8. methyl cellulose,
  9. methyl chloride,
  10. methyl chloroform

Origin of methyl acetate

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for methyl acetate

methyl acetate

noun

a colourless volatile flammable liquid ester with a fragrant odour, used as a solvent, esp in paint removers. Formula: CH 3 COOCH 3
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