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acetate US English

A salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the anion CH3COO− or the group —OCCH3

ethyl acetate US English

A colorless, volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavorings and perfumes

vinyl acetate US English

A colorless liquid ester used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and other commercially important polymers

cellulose acetate US English

A nonflammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibers and plastic

polyvinyl acetate US English

A synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl acetate, used chiefly in paints and adhesives