Definition of ethyl acetate in English:

ethyl acetate

Syllabification: eth·yl ac·e·tate


  • A colorless, volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavorings and perfumes.
    • Chemical formula: CH3COOC2H5
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    • The process can include methylene chloride (used widely in Europe), coffee oil, or ethyl acetate to bond the caffeine molecules to the solvent, increasing the amount extracted from the beans.
    • Acetone-free polish removers contain safer fruit-derived solvents like ethyl acetate and methyl pentane.
    • The ester ethyl acetate can be produced using either an organic or an inorganic acid.

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