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Ethyl Acetate

CAS no.: 141-78-6

HS code: 2915310000

UN no.: 1173

​Formula: C₄H₈O₂

Contant: 99.8%

Appearance: Liquid

Packing: Plastic Drum & Tank & Bulk

​Grade: Tech Grade & Electronic Grade

Ethyl Acetate (systematically ethyl ethanoate, commonly abbreviated EtOAc, ETAC or EA, EAC) is the organic compound. This colorless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell (similar to pear drops) and is used in glues, nail polish removers, and in the decaffeination process of tea and coffee. Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid; it is manufactured on a large scale for use as a solvent.
Ethyl Acetate is used primarily as a solvent and diluent, being favored because of its low cost, low toxicity, and agreeable odor. For example, it is commonly used to clean circuit boards and in some nail varnish removers (acetone is also used). Coffee beans and tea leaves are decaffeinated with this solvent. It is also used in paints as an activator or hardener. Ethyl acetate is present in confectionery, perfumes, and fruits. In perfumes it evaporates quickly, leaving the scent of the perfume on the skin.

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