537365

Sigma-Aldrich

Methyl acetoacetate

ReagentPlus®, 99%

Synonym(s):
MAA, 3-Oxobutanoic acid methyl ester, Acetoacetic acid methyl ester
Linear Formula:
CH3COCH2COOCH3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
116.12
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
506727
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

99%

autoignition temp.

536 °F

manufacturer/tradename

Sigma-Aldrich

refractive index

n20/D 1.419 (lit.)

bp

169-170 °C/70 mmHg (lit.)

mp

−80 °C (lit.)

density

1.076 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

COC(=O)CC(C)=O

InChI

1S/C5H8O3/c1-4(6)3-5(7)8-2/h3H2,1-2H3

InChI key

WRQNANDWMGAFTP-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

Methyl acetoacetate (MAA) can be used as a reactant for:
  • Transesterification with alcohols by using various catalysts.
  • The synthesis of 4-methylcoumarins with phenol in presence of zinc and I2 as catalysts.
  • Asymmetric heterogeneous hydrogenation reactions by transition metal catalysts.

Packaging

100 g in glass bottle
1 kg in glass bottle

Other Notes

Tandem Mass Spectrometry data independently generated by Scripps Center for Metabolomics is available to view or download in PDF. 537365.pdf Tested metabolites are featured on Scripps Center for Metabolomics METLIN Metabolite Database. To learn more, visit sigma.com/metlin.

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

158.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

70 °C - closed cup

Zinc mediated transesterification of ?-ketoesters and coumarin synthesis.
Chavan SP, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 43(47), 8583-8586 (2002)
Enantioselective hydrogenation of methyl acetoacetate catalyzed by nickel supported on activated carbon or graphite.
Wolfson A, et al.
Applied Catalysis A: General, 208(1-2), 91-98 (2001)
Synergism between microwave and enzyme catalysis in intensification of reactions and selectivities: transesterification of methyl acetoacetate with alcohols.
Yadav GD and Lathi PS
J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 223(1-2), 51-56 (2004)
Synthesis and studies of 6, 6′ -BINAP derivatives for the heterogeneous asymmetric hydrogenation of methyl acetoacetate.
Saluzzo C, et al.
Tetrahedron Asymmetry, 13(11), 1141-1146 (2002)
Xiao Hu et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(47), 16796-16801 (2014-11-05)
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