Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl acetate is an organic compound that is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid. The product is a clear, colourless liquid with a mild fruity-like fragrance. The flashpoint of ethyl acetate is -4 ºC and the boiling point is 77 ºC. The specific gravity of the ethyl acetate is 0.9. Ethyl acetate can be characterised a fast evaporating solvent known as a polar solvent that has the advantage of being volatile, relatively non-toxic and non-hygroscopic.

Ethyl Acetate Uses

Ethyl Acetate is an industrial and organic solvent used in a various range of applications, these can include varnishes, car care chemicals and in the hospitality industry. It is used for chemical reactions. Other names include non-acetone nail polish remover. Ethyl Acetate can be used as a solvent for enamels, lacquers, dry cleaning and varnishes. The solvent removes stains, fats, nail posh and base coats in manicuring products. Ethyl Acetate can often be referred to as non-acetone nail polish remover.

Ethyl Acetate Safety Information

When using ethyl acetate it is important to wear safety goggles and wear solvent resistant gloves.