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Ethyl Acetate (CH3COOCH2CH3)

Ethyl Acetate (CH3COOCH2CH3)
Ethyl Acetate (CH3COOCH2CH3)
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Product Code : 10858430
Product Description

Ethyl Acetate (CH3COOCH2CH3) is a colorless liquid which finds application in nail polish removers, glues, and as decaffeinating agent for tea & coffee. It is an ester of ethanol & acetic acid having slightly fruity odor. This compound has chemical formula C4H8O2 and molecular mass of 88.11 g/mol. Ethyl Acetate (CH3COOCH2CH3) is most commonly used in column chromatography and extractions. It also finds application as asphyxiant agent for insect killing purpose.



  • Soluble in water

  • It is an organic compound

  • Has boiling point of 77.1 degrees Celsius



Specifications :

  • Formula : C4H8O2
  • CAS : 141-78-6
  • MW : 88. 11

Characteristics :
  • Pleasant smell like that of glues or nail polish remover
  • Volatile
  • Relatively non-toxic
  • Non-hygroscopic
  • As a solvent in chemical industry
  • To decaffeinate coffee beans and tea leaves
  • In paints as an activator or hardener
  • Effective poison for use in insect collecting and study
  • Used during the preparation of photographic films and plates
  • Used as a drug intermediate

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