This product is a moderately polar, clear, colorless liquid solvent with a light fruity odor. Ethyl Acetate, also known as ethyl ethanoate, is a widely used solvent in organic synthesis that is highly miscible with all common organic solvents. It is cost efficient, highly effective and is easily broken in both air and water simultaneously. Ethyl Acetate has the advantages of being relatively non-toxic and non-hygroscopic. Ethyl Acetate can be mixed with non-polar solvents and is also used for extractions.


  • Clear, colorless liquid
  • Cost efficient
  • Highly effective
  • Slightly soluble (in cold water, hot water, diethyl ether, acetone, alcohol, benzene)
  • Highly miscible with all common organic solvents
  • Relatively non-toxic and environmentally friendly
  • Relatively non-hygroscopic
  • Compatible with many non-polar solvents


The usage of Ethyl Acetate is used in a wide range of applications such as:

  • Ink
  • Surface coating, extractor, and thinner
  • Adhesives
  • Flexible packaging
  • Rubber and polymers
  • Pharmaceuticals

Physical Properties 

Typical physical properties are listed in the table below. Actual properties may vary from lot to lot.

Typical Properties Typical Method Typical Value
Appearance Visual Clear, colorless liquid
Sp. Gr. @ 20 deg°C ASTM D-1298 0.8999
Purity ASTM D-329 99.8 min
Water ASTM E1064 0.03 max
Ethanol Content Mass % GC 0.02 max
Acidity as Acetic Acid ASTM D1613 0.005 max
Color ASTM D1209 5 max
Distillation Range, Deg C ASTM D1078 76.5 – 78.5
Residue of Evaporation ASTM D1353 0.002 max
Odor not determined
Flash Point (closed point) -2.99 °C (26.62 °F) – closed cup
Vapor Density not determined
Vapor Pressure 97.3 hPa (73.0 mmHg) at 68 °F (20 °C)
Solubility Surface tension 24.0 mN/m at 20.0 °C (68 °F)
Boiling Point 77 °C (170.6 °F)
Melting Point -84 °C (-119 °F)