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Ethyl acetate

ReagentPlus®, ≥99.8%

Synonym(s):
EtOAc
Linear Formula:
CH3COOC2H5
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
88.11
Beilstein:
506104
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

vapor density

3 (20 °C, vs air)

vapor pressure

73 mmHg ( 20 °C)

product line

ReagentPlus®

assay

≥99.8%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

801 °F

expl. lim.

2.2-11.5 %, 38 °F

impurities

≤0.003 mg/mL non-volatile matter
≤0.02% Ethyl alcohol
≤0.05% water

refractive index

n20/D 1.3720 (lit.)

bp

76.5-77.5 °C (lit.)

mp

−84 °C (lit.)

solubility

alcohol: soluble(lit.)
chloroform: soluble(lit.)
water: soluble

density

0.902 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

CCOC(C)=O

InChI

1S/C4H8O2/c1-3-6-4(2)5/h3H2,1-2H3

InChI key

XEKOWRVHYACXOJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Ethyl acetate, a carboxylate ester, is bio-friendly organic solvent with wide range of industrial applications. Its synthesis by reactive distillation and by acceptorless dehydrogenative dimerization of ethanol has been explored. Its utility as a less toxic alternative to diethyl ether in the formalin-ether (F-E) sedimentation procedure for intestinal parasites has been investigated. Its ability as an acyl acceptor in the immobilized lipase-mediated preparation of biodiesel from crude vegetable oils has been examined. The complete degradation of ethyl acetate to CO2 using manganese octahedral molecular sieve (OMS-2) has been investigated.

Application

Meets urethane grade requirements (H2O ≤ 0.05%)
Ethyl acetate may be used in the following processes:
  • Preparation of thin films of TiO2 (titanium dioxide) on glass.
  • As an extraction medium in the multi-residue analysis of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables.
  • Acetylation of primary amines to form amides in the presence of dimethyltin(IV) acetic acid distannoxane.

Packaging

18 L in steel drum
4 L in poly bottle

Legal Information

ReagentPlus is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

24.8 °F

Flash Point C

-4 °C

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Anatase thin films on glass from the chemical vapor deposition of titanium (IV) chloride and ethyl acetate.
O'Neill SA, et al.
Chemistry of Materials, 15(1), 46-50 (2003)
Perspectives for the biotechnological production of ethyl acetate by yeasts.
Loser C, et al.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(12), 5397-5415 (2014)
Catalytic Acetylation Amines with Ethyl Acetate.
Camacho-Camacho C, et al.
Main Group Metal Chemistry, 31(1-2), 13-20 (2008)
Manganese oxide OMS-2 as an effective catalyst for total oxidation of ethyl acetate.
Gandhe AR, et al.
Applied Catalysis. B, Environmental, 72(1), 129-135 (2007)
Investigation of ethyl acetate reactive distillation process.
Kenig EY, et al.
Chemical Engineering Science, 56(21), 6185-6193 (2001)

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