Ethyl acetate


Ethyl acetate (systematically known as ethyl ethanoate, commonly abbreviated as EtOAC, ETAC or EA) is an organic compound represented by the chemical formula CH3 -COO – CH2 – CH3, simplified as C4H8O2.

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APPLICATIONS: This clear liquid has a distinctive sweet fragrance reminiscent of pear drops and finds use in adhesives, nail polish removers, as well as the decaffeination process for tea and coffee. Ethyl acetate is the ester formed by ethanol and acetic acid, and is produced on a large scale for its role as a solvent.