What is Ethyl Acetate

This colorless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell like certain glues or nail polish removers, in which it is used. It is primarily used as a solvent and diluent, being favored because of its low cost, low toxicity, and agreeable odour.

  • INCI: Ethyl Acetate
  • Chemical Formula: C4H8O2
  • CAS Number: 141-78-6

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula C4H8O2
CAS Number 141-78-6
Molar Weight 88,11 g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.902 at 20°C
Melting Point -83,6 °C
Boiling Point 77,1 °C
Flash Point −4 °C
Forms Clear colourless liquid
Grades Technical

Uses and Applications for Ethyl Acetate

Key Applications

  • Carrier solvent
  • Cleaning
  • Coating
  • Extraction solvent
  • High purity
  • Printing
  • Solvents
  • Viscosity reducer


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Pharma
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers

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