Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl Acetate Chemical formula
Synonyms: Acetato de etilo; Acetic Ether; Aethylis Acetas; Aethylium Aceticum; Ethyl Ethanoate; Ethyl-acetát; Éthyle, acétate d’; Ethylis acetas; Etil-acetát; Etilacetatas; Etylacetat; Etylu octan; Etyyliasetaatti.
Cyrillic synonym: Этилацетат.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C4H8O2 = 88.11.
CAS — 141-78-6.


In Eur.. Also in USNF.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Ethyl Acetate). A colourless, clear, volatile liquid. Relative density 0.898 to 0.902. B.p. 76° to 78°. Soluble in water; miscible with alcohol, with acetone, and with dichloromethane. Store at a temperature not exceeding 30°. Protect from light.


(Ethyl Acetate). A transparent, colourless, flammable liquid having a fragrant, refreshing, slightly acetous odour. Sp. gr. 0.894 to 0.898. Soluble in water; miscible with alcohol, with ether, and with fixed and volatile oils. Store in airtight containers at a temperature not exceeding 40°.

💊 Adverse Effects

Ethyl acetate is irritant to mucous membranes. High concentrations may cause CNS depression. Ethyl acetate may be implicated in volatile substance abuse.

💊 Uses

Ethyl acetate is used as a flavour and solvent in pharmaceutical preparations. It is also used in industry as a solvent and as an extraction solvent in food processing.
Published November 04, 2018.