The chemical compound METHYLACETATE (CAS-79-20-9) tastes somewhat bitter and has a nice, fruity aroma. It is a volatile component of nectarines and is found in tiny amounts naturally in mint, fungi, grapes, bananas, and coffee. A clear, colorless liquid with a pleasant aroma is how METHYLACETATE (CAS-79-20-9) is seen in nature. It serves as a solvent for a variety of resins and oils. As a polar aprotic solvent, it serves a purpose. It is an organic volatile substance, an acetate ester, and a methyl ester.