Ethyl acetate is a highly flammable liquid. It is a mild eye irritant and may cause drowsiness and dizziness if inhaled in high concentrations. For industrial uses, safety measures must be respected. For more details, please refer to the Safety Data Sheet. For consumer applications, it is used in suitable concentrations according to appropriate regulations.
Ethyl Acetate is used as a solvent for chemical reactions. Because of its odor it is often used in cosmetics and its smell is associated with nail polishes. Additionally, it is used in confectionery, perfumes, and fruits because it evaporates at a fast rate, leaving but the scent of the perfume on the skin. Ethyl acetate is an effective poison for use in insect collector as its vapors are a respiratory tract irritant whose vapors can kill the insect quickly without destroying it, leaving it intact for study.
It is also present in wines
Synonyms: ethyl ester, ethyl acetate, acetic ester, ester of ethanol, Ethyl acetic ester, acetoxyethane, vinegar naphtha, acetidin,Aceticester
CAS No.: 141-78-6
Chemical Formula: C4H8O2