Methyl acetoacetate, abbreviated MAA, is a colorless liquid that exists under ambient pH conditions. It is the conjugate of the weak acid methylacetic acid, or acetoacetic acid.
MAA is most commonly used as a copromotor for unsaturated polyester resins. They work best for MEKP-initiated systems, and function by coordinating to a cobalt promotor (available from our driers line). MAA doesn’t contain a nitrogen group, unlike many other copromotors, so will not leave behind a brownish color after curing.
Methyl acetoacetate can also be used as a pharmaceutical intermediate, in pesticides, or as a solvent for fragrances in the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Silver Fern Chemical is a bulk-based distributer of specialty and industrial chemicals for small and large manufacturers. The minimum order for methyl acetoacetate is a 55 gallon drum, but we can also ship in totes and isotanks. Our goal is to get your product to you safely and efficiently. To learn more about placing an order with us, please call our office at (866) 282-3384.
Also Known As
MAA, acetoacetic acid methyl ester, 3-Oxobutanoic acid methyl ester