Methyl acetate, also known as Methyl Ethanoate, is a carboxylate ester with the formula CH3COOCH3. It is a flammable liquid with a characteristically pleasant smell reminiscent of some glues and nail polish removers. Methyl acetate being weakly polar and lipophilic, is occasionally used as a solvent. Methyl acetate has a solubility of 25% in water at room temperature. At elevated temperature, its solubility in water is much higher. Methyl acetate is not stable in the presence of strong aqueous bases or aqueous acids. A major use of methyl acetate is as a volatile low toxicity solvent in glues, paints, and nail polish removers.