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494518

Sigma-Aldrich

Ethyl acetate

biotech. grade, ≥99.8%

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

Quality Level

grade

biotech. grade

vapor density

3 (20 °C, vs air)

vapor pressure

73 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.8%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

801 °F

expl. lim.

2.2-11.5 %, 38 °F

impurities

≤0.0009 meq/g Titr. acid
<0.01% water

evapn. residue

<0.0003%

refractive index

n20/D 1.3720 (lit.)

bp

76.5-77.5 °C (lit.)

mp

−84 °C (lit.)

solubility

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

density

0.902 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

λ

H2O reference

UV absorption

λ: 254 nm Amax: 1.00
λ: 263 nm Amax: 0.05
λ: 275-400 nm Amax: 0.01

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 (EA), a carboxylate ester, is bio-friendly organic solvent with a 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. Low water content, minimal residue and clean UV spectra are the special characteristics of this biotech grade solvent. It can be utilized for biotechnological processes like protein sequencing, peptide and oligonucleotide synthesis.

Application

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

2 L in Sure/Seal™

Pictograms

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements

Hazard Classifications

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

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

24.8 °F

Flash Point(C)

-4 °C

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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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)
Christer Jansson et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 1023(1), 93-104 (2004-02-06)
A new multi-residue method for determination of pesticide residues in a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, using the National Food Administration (NFA) ethyl acetate extraction and determination by means of LC-MS/MS, is presented. The method includes pesticides normally detected
Perspectives for the biotechnological production of ethyl acetate by yeasts.
Loser C, et al.
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98(12), 5397-5415 (2014)
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)
Dynamics and control of an ethyl acetate reactive distillation column.
Vora N and Daoutidis P.
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40(3), 833-849 (2001)

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