Appearance：Colorless to yellowish liquid with Aromatic odor.
Water Solubility：0.13 g/L (20 ºC)
Stability：Stable, but possibly light sensitive. Combustible. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, aluminium, aluminium alloys. Attacks some rubbers and plastics.
Vapor Density：5.1 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure：1.2 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Ethyl Acetate (CAS NO:95-50-1) is an organic compound that is used as a solvent in paints, lacquers, coatings, printing inks and pharmaceuticals. With a sweet, fruity aroma, it is also used in the flavor and fragrance industries. It is colorless and volatile with a boiling point of 77 °C and a flash point of 5.5 °C.
Ethyl Acetate (CAS NO:95-50-1) is manufactured by esterification of ethyl alcohol with acetic acid in the presence of an acid catalyst. It is also a major coproduct of the acetaldehyde oxidation process. Since it is miscible with most hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, esters and other compounds, it is an excellent solvent due to its low cost and low toxicity.
The major application of Ethyl Acetate (CAS NO:95-50-1) is vinyl coatings, printing inks, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. Ethyl Acetate is an ideal solvent for paints and lacquers, since it is miscible with all known oils and resins, does not react chemically with them, and does not have a tough drying property. It is also used in cosmetics, printing and packaging, adhesives, coatings, and inks as a thinner to give improved flow and leveling.
In the medical industry, the low toxicity and volatility of Ethyl Acetate makes it a preferred choice for medical gloves, and it is also used for cleaning and degreasing medical instruments and equipment.
Ethyl Acetate (CAS NO:95-50-1) is also used in the food and beverage industries as a flavoring. It is also utilized in the flavor and fragrance industry as it possesses a sweet, fruity odor and imparts a pleasant taste to beverages and food products.