Applications of Ethyl Acetate
Ethyl acetate is a chemical substance that is a crystalline liquid with a pleasant and fruity odor. The chemical formula C4H8O2 and CAS number 141-78-6 compose this organic compound. In addition to the alternate systemic name of ethyl ethanoate from IUPAC, it is often referred to as acetic ester or acetic ether.
At −83.6 °C the chemical melts and boils at 77.1 °C. Ethyl Acetate molar mass is 88.11 g·mol-1 and its density is 0.902 g/cm3. Ethyl acetate is water-soluble and is fully mixed with ethanol, benzene, acetone, diethyl ether, and chloroform. The compound is normally prepared by means of a reaction called Fischer esterification between ethanol and acetic acid. Alternatively, it could be generated by ethanol dehydrogenation.
The Applications of Ethyl Acetate
A number of coating materials, such as cellulosic, acrylics, epoxies, urethanes, and vinyl, use ethyl acetate. There are various applications for such coatings, namely wood furniture, and fixtures, building, agricultural and mining machinery, car refinishing, and repair and marine use. Coatings are the primary utilization of ethyl acetate.
It is used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and foods as an extraction procedure, and also as a carrier solvent for herbicides. The high-purity substance can be used as a viscosity reducer in the electronics industry for resins used in photoresist formulas. It is also used for flexo, gravure and rotogravure printing as a fluid in inks.
In numerous applications including decaffeinating tea and coffee for stains and paints (nail polish remover), and for the handling of printing inks and scents, ethyl acetic acid derivation has numerous applications, for example, counterfeit natural product forces and aroma enhancers, fake flavors for candy parlor, frozen yogurt and treats, as a dissolvable.
Ethyl acetate has a wide range of industrial and laboratory uses due to its properties, such as its ability to dissolve, good smell, and low toxicity.
It is used in:
- Chromatography and extractions in the column.
- Coffee beans and tea leaves to decaffeinate.
- For the development of cosmetics like perfumes, remover of nail polish (acetone), etc.
- Are used in the manufacture of smokable material, artificial leather, photographic films and plates, and artificial silk as a suitable solvent for nitrocellulose, fats, varnishes, lacquered inks, and airplane dopes.
- As an asphyxiant in entomological studies because without killing them, it can kill insects
- The manufacture of confections as an artificial flavor.
- In the processing of inks for printing.
- Used in the clothing industry as a cleaning solution.