Definition of ethyl acetate in English:

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ethyl acetate

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavourings and perfumes.
  • Chemical formula: CH3COOC2H5.
Example sentences
  • 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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