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Testing Status of Methyl acetate 79209


CASRN: 79-20-9

Formula: C3-H6-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Acetic acid, methyl ester (8CI)(9CI)

Known Uses

Solvent. Imitation fruit flavor. In manufacture of artificial leather. Catalyst for organic biodegradation. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (244223)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Negative