CAS Number: 141-78-6
Synonyms: Ethyl ester; Acetic ester; Ester of ethanol; Ethyl ethanoate
This colorless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell and is used in glues or nail polish removers. Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid. Ethyl acetate is primarily used as a solvent and diluent, being favored because of its low cost, low toxicity, and agreeable odor. It is also used in paints as an activator or hardener. Ethyl acetate is present in confectionery, perfumes, and fruits.