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Methyl Chloro Acetate (MECA) is a versatile chemical compound with the molecular formula CH3COOCH2Cl. It is a colorless liquid with a characteristic odor. MECA is widely used in various industrial applications, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, coatings, and solvents

Chemical Properties:

Chemical formula: CH3COOCH2Cl

Synonyms  :  Chloroacetic acid methyl ester, Methyl 2-chloroacetate

Molecular weight: 108.52

CAS.No: 96-34-4

Boiling Point:  129 °C

Melting point : −33 °C

Hazard Class: Flammable Liquid (Hazard Class 3)

Product Specifications:


Clear colorless liquid with pungent order


Miscible with alcohol & ether

Specific gravity at 20°C


Moisture content

Not more than 0.20%

Free acidity


Chromatographic purity by GC

Not less than 99.0%


Safety Information:

As with any chemical compound, it is important to handle Methyl Chloro Acetate with proper care. Here are some key safety precautions:

  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, and a lab coat.
  • Avoid direct contact with the skin, eyes, and clothing.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area or use local exhaust ventilation.
  • Store MECA in a cool, dry place away from heat sources and oxidizing agents.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):

For detailed safety information, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) provided by S R Drugs. The MSDS includes information on physical and chemical properties, handling and storage, potential hazards, first aid measures, and disposal considerations.

Application Areas:

Pharmaceuticals: MECA is used as a solvent and intermediate in the pharmaceutical industry. It finds application in the synthesis of various pharmaceutical compounds and APIs.

Agrochemicals: Methyl Chloro Acetate serves as a valuable building block for the production of herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. It plays a significant role in crop protection and enhancing agricultural productivity.

Coatings and Paints: MECA is utilized in the production of coatings and paints as a solvent and coalescing agent. It helps in achieving desired viscosity and film formation properties.

Chemical Synthesis: Methyl Chloro Acetate is widely used as an intermediate in the synthesis of various organic compounds. It participates in reactions such as esterification, acylation, and alkylation to produce a wide range of chemicals.

Solvents: MECA serves as a solvent for various applications in the chemical industry. It is commonly used in organic synthesis, extractions, and cleaning processes.

Why Choose S R Drugs?

High Purity: Our Methyl Chloro Acetate is of the highest purity, ensuring reliable performance and consistency in your applications.

Stringent Quality Control: We maintain strict quality control measures to ensure that our MECA meets or exceeds industry standards.

Technical Expertise: Our experienced team provides technical support and guidance to meet your specific requirements

Reliable Supply: With a robust supply chain and efficient logistics, we ensure prompt and reliable delivery of MECA to your location.

Experience the superior quality and performance of S R Drugs' Methyl Chloro Acetate. Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and explore how our products can benefit your industry.

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Address : #3 ‐ 58, S.R.Chambers, Ramachandrapuram,
Hyderabad ‐ 502 032, Telangana, INDIA.

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