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Ethyl acetate

ACS reagent, ≥99.5%

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

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent

vapor density

3 (20 °C, vs air)

vapor pressure

73 mmHg ( 20 °C)

product line

SAFC Hitech®

assay

≥99.5%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

801 °F

expl. lim.

2.2-11.5 %, 38 °F

impurities

H2SO4, passes test (darkened)
≤0.0009 meq/g Titr. acid
≤0.2% water

evapn. residue

≤0.003%

color

APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.3720 (lit.)

bp

76.5-77.5 °C (lit.)

mp

−84 °C (lit.)

solubility

alcohol: soluble(lit.)
chloroform: soluble in salt form(lit.)

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 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.

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 multiresidue 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

4, 4×4 L in PVC-coated bottle

Legal Information

SAFC Hitech is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Signal Word

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

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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)
Catalytic Acetylation Amines with Ethyl Acetate.
Camacho-Camacho C, et al.
Main Group Metal Chemistry, 31(1-2), 13-20 (2008)
Investigation of ethyl acetate reactive distillation process.
Kenig EY, et al.
Chemical Engineering Science, 56(21), 6185-6193 (2001)
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
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)

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