Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl acetate (systematically known as ethyl ethanoate, commonly abbreviated as EtOAc, ETAC, or EA) is an organic compound represented by the chemical formula CH3−COO−CH2−CH3, simplified as C4H8O2. This clear liquid possesses a distinctive sweet fragrance reminiscent of pear drops and finds utility in adhesives, nail polish removers, as well as the decaffeination process for tea and coffee. Ethyl acetate is the ester formed from ethanol and acetic acid, and it is produced on a large scale for its role as a solvent.

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1-acetoxyethane I acetic ester I acetic acid ethyl ester
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C4H8O2
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141-78-6

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88,11 g/mol
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−84 °C
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77,1 °C
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−4 °C
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0.902 at 20°C
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Liquid (clear)

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  • Printing & Inks
  • Cleaning products
  • Solvents
  • Extracting agent
  • Building & Construction products

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  • Pharma
  • CASE & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Food & Nutrition