Ethyl Acetate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Ethyl Acetate Properties

Ethyl Acetate

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Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid. It is colorless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell and is used in glues, nail polish removers, decaffeinating tea and coffee, and cigarettes. Ethyl acetate is synthesized in industry mainly via the classic Fischer esterification reaction of ethanol and acetic acid. It is also prepared in industry using the Tishchenko reaction, by combining two equivalents of acetaldehyde in the presence of an alkoxide catalyst. Ethyl acetate is used primarily as a solvent and diluent, being favored because of its low cost, low toxicity, and agreeable odor. Ethyl acetate is the most common ester in wine, being the product of the most common volatile acetic acid and the ethyl alcohol generated during the fermentation. Ethyl Acetate is used in a variety of coating formulations such as epoxies, urethanes, cellulosics, acrylics and vinyls. Ethyl Acetate has applications as a solvent in inks for flexographic and rotogravure printing. It is used as an extraction solvent in the production of pharmaceuticals and food, and as a carrier solvent for herbicides.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.5%
Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 77.1 °C
CAS Number 141-78-6
ChEBI 27750
Chemical Composition Etanol;Sulfuric acid;Acetic acid glacial;Potassium carbonate;1-Butanol;Calcium oxide;Potassium Acetate;ketene
Density 0.897 g/cm3
Dipole Moment 1.78 D
EINECS Number 205-500-4
HPLC Assay 99.8%
HS Code 291830000
IUPAC Name Ethyl acetate
LR Assay 99.0%
Melting Point -83.6 °C
Molar Mass 88.105 g/mol
Molecular Formula C4H8O2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-4,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number AH5425000
Refractive 1.3720
Related Compounds Acetic Acid;Ethanol
SPECTRO Assay 99.8%
Solubility 80 g/l
Synonyms Ethyl Ester;Acetic Ester;Ester of ethanol;Aceticacid, ester with EtOH (7CI);Acetic acid, ethyl ester;Acetic ether;Acetidin;Acetoxyethane;EtOAc;Aceticacid ethyl ester;Ethyl ethanoate;NSC 70930;Vinegarnaphtha
Viscosity 0.426 cP uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X