Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl Acetate and uses

Ethyl acetate (EAC) is a transparent colorless, volatile, flammable liquid and with a fruity characteristic odour . EAC is highly soluble in common organic solvents (alcohol, ketone, glycols, esters) but slightly soluble in water. Due to the dilution properties, EAC is primarily used as a solvent. At a high purity, it is used in cleaning circuit boards and as nail polish remover. At lower purity, it is used in printing, pharmaceutical, perfume, food, decaffeinated tea / coffee and herbicides. EAC is also used as formulatioins in coating for furniture, agriculture, construction & marine equipment. It is also used to collect and study insects due to its non-hygroscopic properties.

Ethyl Acetate Specification:





Appearance None Visual Clear
Color, Pt-Co None ASTM D1209 10
Density at 20°C g/cm­­3 ASTM D4052 0.8970-0.9040
Distillation, IBP °C ASTM D1078 75.0
Distillation, DP °C ASTM D1078 78.0
Purity %wt GC 99.5
Water %wt ASTM E1064 0.10
Acidity as acetic acid %wt ASTM D1613 0.005
Refractive Index at 20°C None ASTM D1218 1.3700


Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS of Ethyl Acetate