Ethyl Acetate

CAS #141-78-6

C4H8O2

About

Ethyl acetate is the organic compound formed by acetic acid and ethanol.It is widely used as a solvent in chemical reactions or preparations. This is the reason it is manufactured on a large scale.

Synonyms

Ethyl ethanoate; Acetic acid ethyl ester; Acetoxyethane, 1-acetoxyethane

Property

Specifications

Structure

IUPAC Name

Ethyl Acetate

Appearance

Colourless Liquid

Molar Mass

88.11 g/mol

Density

902 g/cm³

Melting Point

-83.6 °C

Boiling Point

77.1 °C

Solubility in Water

8.3 g/100 mL (at 20 °C)

Vapour Pressure

91mmHg (25 °C)

Flash Point

-4°C

Viscosity

0.428 cP (25 °C)

Odour

Sweet, fruity odour

APHA Value

NA

Hazard Identification

UN Number 1170,UN Class: 3

Uses & Applications

Ethyl acetate is used in various industrial applications such as in paints as a hardener, paint and coating additives, degreasing solvents, active agents, processing aids and plasticisers. 

Ethyl Acetate can be used in printing and pharmaceuticals and in coating formulations for wood furniture, agricultural, construction equipment, mining equipment and marine uses.

Ethyl Acetate used in column chromatography and extractions.

Ethyl acetate is an ester in wine and contributes to the decaffeination of coffee beans and tea leaves.

Ethyl Acetate also has an application in air care products and perfumes, as it evaporates quickly leaving only the scent to remain.

As a high purity solvent, EA is used in cleaning electric circuit boards and as a nail polish remover. 

Market Driving Factors

The ethyl acetate market is projected to register a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period 2022-2027. The key market driven factors are increased demand from flexible packaging industries and the increased production of synthetic rubbers.

Grades Available

Elchemy International offers Industrial Grade of Ethyl Acetate

Origin

Elchemy International offers the Indian origin of Ethyl Acetate.

Packaging

180 kg MS Drums 20' container: 14.4MT without pallets - 80 drums ISO tanks also available upon request

Stability/Shelf Life

Ethyl Acetate is normally kept in a cool, dry and well ventilated facility away from oxidising agents.EA should be kept out of direct sunlight, heat and open flames. Ethyl acetate should be stored in drummed containers such as iso tanks made of stainless steel, aluminium or carbon steel.

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