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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