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Glossary - Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl Acetate (systematically, ethyl ethanoate, commonly abbreviated EtOAc or EA) is the organic compound with the formula CH3COOCH2CH3.  This colourless liquid has a characteristic sweet smell (similar to pear drops) like certain glues or nail polish removers, in which it is used.

Ethyl acetate is the ester of ethanol and acetic acid; it is manufactured on a large scale for use as a solvent.

   
 

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