Ethyl Acetate (ETAC)

Ethyl acetate is an organic solvent with a pear drop odour and low toxicity which makes it a popular solvent and diluent.

CAS number

  • 141-78-6

Typical Uses

  • ETACs low toxicity makes it a popular solvent and diluent. 
  • Its sweet odour is utilised in the food industry in flavourings and additives. 
  • It also has uses in glues, inks, nail polish removers, cleaning agents, perfumes (due to its quick evaporation) and pharmaceuticals. It can also be used in the process of decaffeination of tea and coffee.

Other names

Ethyl ethanoate


  • ETAC is a colourless solvent with a distincitive pear drop odour, with a flash point of -4° C. 
  • Miscible in ethanol, acetone, diethyl ether, benzene.

Packaging Types

  • Cans, Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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