ETHYL ACETATE (C4H8O2)
CAS No. 141-78-6
Ethyl acetate (C4H8O2) is an ester of ethanol and acetic acid. It is an organic solvent. It is a colorless liquid, with a sweet smell that resembles the smell of a pear. It is used as a solvent and thinner. Some of its advantages are low cost, low toxicity compared to other solvents. Its boiling point is 77.1 degrees. It is most often used for the production of acetone, glue, for cleaning tiles, in the paint and varnish industry (as a thinner), in perfumes, sweets, fruit, in young wines, as an artificial fruit essence in confectionery, for inks, in printing houses, in cosmetics, pharmacy and many other industries.