Ethyl Acetate

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Ethyl Acetate is a colorless liquid with a characteristic sweet smell, used as a solvent in nail polish removers, glues, and perfumes. In fragrances, it acts as a solvent to dilute and carry the fragrance oil.

Used as a fast-evaporating solvent in perfumes, contributing to the initial impression of the fragrance without altering the scent profile.

IUPAC Name: ethyl acetate
CAS Number: 141-78-6
Molecular Formula: C4H8O2
Molecular Weight: 88.11 g/mol
Boiling Point: 25.06 °C (77.1 °F)
Melting Point: -14.8 °C (26.96 °F)
Use/s: Solvent
1: ETHYL ACETATE 2: Ethyl ethanoate 3: Acetic acid ethyl ester 4: Acetoxyethane 5: Vinegar naphtha 6: Acetic ether 7: Ethyl acetic ester 8: Acetic acid, ethyl ester 9: Ethylacetate
Chemist Says
Ethyl acetate appears as a clear colorless liquid with a fruity odor. Flash point 24 °F. Less dense than water. Vapors heavier than air.
Scent: Fruity, Acetic, Ethereal
Scent profile
Scent profiles are inherently subjective and can significantly differ among individuals, and may also be influenced by the conditions at the time of evaluation. The information provided here is a synthesis of data from diverse sources, including books, cross-references, artificial intelligence analyses, and chemical research sites, aiming to present a comprehensive overview. We've distilled this information to highlight the most frequently observed scent profiles for each molecule or compound, offering a generalized perspective.

1: Sweet, Fruity

Ethyl Acetate Mass Spectrometry