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Ethyl Acetate 25Lt Drum *BS553

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Ethyl Acetate is a solvent compound commonly used in glues and nail polish removers.

Technical Information

  • Commodity Code 29153100
  • Country of Origin Netherlands
  • UN Number 1173 CL3

Product Properties

Pack Size
25Lt Drum
Product Colour
Manufacturer Name
J.V. Barrett & Co Limited

Product Information

Ethyl acetate (systematically ethyl ethanoate, commonly abbreviated EtOAc, ETAC or EA) is the organic compound with the formula CH3-OO-H2-H3, simplified to C4H8O2.

This colorless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell (similar to pear drops) and is used in glues, nail polish removers, and in the decaffeination process of tea and coffee. Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid; it is manufactured on a large scale for use as a solvent.

Ethyl acetate is used primarily as a solvent and diluent, being favored because of its low cost, low toxicity, and agreeable odor. For example, it is commonly used to clean circuit boards and in some nail varnish removers (acetone is also used). Coffee beans and tea leaves are decaffeinated with this solvent (when supercritical CO2 extraction is not possible).

It is also used in paints as an activator or hardener. Ethyl acetate is present in confectionery, perfumes, and fruits. In perfumes, it evaporates quickly, leaving only the scent of the perfume on the skin.

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