Isopropyl Acetate

Isopropyl acetate appears as a clear colorless liquid. Flash point 40°F. Vapors are heavier than air. Contact with the material may irritate skin, eyes or mucous membranes. May be toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. Used as a solvent. Isopropyl acetate is found in alcoholic beverages. Isopropyl acetate is isolated from ripening melons, apples, bananas, blackcurrants, other fruits and grape oil. Also present in cheddar cheese, soybean, beer, red wine, white wine and plum brandy. Isopropyl acetate is a flavouring ingredient Isopropyl acetate is a solvent with a wide variety of manufacturing uses that is miscible with most other organic solvents, and moderately soluble in water. It is used as a solvent for cellulose, plastics, oil and fats. It is a component of some printing inks and perfumes. Isopropyl acetate is an ester, an organic compound which is the product of condensation of acetic acid and isopropanol. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic fruity odor.


Molar Weight102.13 g/mol
Melting Point-72.8°C
Boiling Point88.5°C
Flash Point2.2°C
Density0.869 g/cc
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Cleaning products
  • Solvents
  • Cosmetic products


  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics

Synonyms: ISOPROPYL ACETATE, 2-Propyl acetate, 2-Acetoxypropane, Acetic acid, 1-methylethyl ester, propan-2-yl acetate, Isopropyl ethanoate, Isopropylacetat, Isopropylacetaat, 1-Methylethyl acetate, Acetic Acid, isopropyl ester, Acetic Acid Isopropyl Ester

Chemical Formula: C5H10O2

CAS Number: 108-21-4