WHAT IS ETHYL ACETATE
Ethyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a characteristic sweet smell. The versatility and uses of ethyl acetate span many industries with unique applications. Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid; it is manufactured on a large scale for use as a solvent.
- Synonyms: Acetic Acid Ethyl Ester, ETAC, Ethyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetic Ester, Ethyl Ethanoate
- INCI: Ethyl Acetate
- Chemical formula: C4H8O2
- CAS #: 141-78-6
- Hazard: • Highly flammable liquid and vapor
• Serious eye damage/eye irritation
• May cause drowsiness or dizziness
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|Appearance||clear colorless liquid|
|Odor||mild pleasant fruity odor|
|Solubilities||soluble in water|
|Boiling point||170.72 °F (77.07 °C)|
|Freezing point||-117 °F (-82.78°C)|
|Molecular weight||88.11 g/mol|
|Weight per gallon||7.55 lb/gal|
|Grades||NF Grade, Technical Grade, Urethane grade, Food Grade|
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR ETHYL ACETATE
Ethyl Acetate uses include adhesives & cements, extraction solvent, food processing, gravure printing ink, ink solvent, lacquer thinner, lacquers, lithographic ink, metal cleaners, nail polish, nail polish remover, nitrocellulose lacquers, paint solvent, pharmaceuticals, photographic, polish, solvent, urethane coatings.
- Coatings and Construction: It is used as a solvent in inks and paints and in furniture and heavy equipment coatings.
Personal Care: •It is used as a solvent in nail polishes, basecoats and nail polish remover.
• It is used as a fragrance carrier in the perfume industry.
- Pharmaceutical: It is used as a solvent to extract ingredient from its source.
Food and Nutrition: • Flavoring in food and beverage
• Hop extract
• Solvent in decaffeination process for coffee and tea
• Creates colors and inks for marking vegetables and fruit
Ethyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a characteristic sweet smell. The versatility and uses of ethyl acetate span many industries with unique applications.
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Your best approach will be to contact Brenntag North America. Brenntag is the established global market leader in ingredient and chemical distribution and can fully supply all your ethyl acetate and other chemical needs.
Ethyl acetate is available in pails, drums, totes, and bulk.
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