Alternative Names: EtAc, EtOAc, Ethyl ethanoate, Acetoxyethane, Acetic ether
CAS Number: 141-78-6 EC Number: 205-500-4
Ethyl acetate is a colourless, flammable liquid with a fruity, sweet odour. It is a naturally occurring ester and can be found in fruits such as bananas. Industrial ethyl acetate is used in the production of perfumes, artificial flavours, and glues. Ethyl acetate is also used as a solvent in the process used to decaffeinate coffee.