What is Ethyl acetate?
Ethyl acetate is an organic ester compound with the molecular formula C4H8O2. It is commonly used as a solvent for cleaning, removing paint and coatings. Ethyl acetate is a colorless liquid with a distinctive fruity odor that is commonly known in adhesives and lacquers. This product is very flammable and has a flash point temperature of -4 degrees Celsius and a degree of flammability of 3 degrees. Highly soluble in all common organic solvents (alcohols, ketones, glycols, esters), but sparingly soluble in water.
Ethyl acetate is relatively volatile at room temperature and has a boiling point of 77 ° C (171 ° F). Due to this property, the ethyl acetate in a sample can be removed by heating in a hot water bath and compressed air. This chemical substance is also sold in the market under the names of acetic acid, ethyl ester, acetic ether, stoxy ethane, ethyl acetate, ethyl ethanoate.
Ethyl Acetate 99.5 % Specification
|1||Purity||GC||%||Min. 99.5||Min 99.9|
|2||Ethanol||GC||%||Max 0.5||Max 0.1|
|3||Water||ASTM E1064||%||Max. 0.1||Max 0.04|
|4||Acidity as Acetic Acid||ASTM D1613||%||Max 0.01||Max 0.004|
|5||color||ASTM D1613||APHA||Max 10||<10|
Ethyl acetate can be mixed with alcohol, acetone, chloroform and etherEthyl acetate is used in the formulation of printing inks, adhesives, varnishes, cleaners, fragrances, alcoholic varnishes, candiesUsed as a solvent in resins
Used in making synthetic leather, varnish, ink, cement, photographic film and
It is used to extract oils, antibiotics, resins and gums, to extract caffeine from coffee and tea
It is used to dilute acetic acid from dilute aqueous solutions and is a suitable solvent for polymerization of acrylate
Used as a gelatinizing agent in gunpowder production
Used in the production of iconic paper and backing paper and as a component of polishes
It is used in the construction industry as a binder in soil injection technique to stabilize the soil for alkaline water
This technique is very important in construction work to strengthen and stabilize pits, ditches, tunnels.