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