ETHYL ACETATE* - (141-78-6)

Introduction

Name: ethyl acetate*; ethyl ethanoate; acetic ester
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 141-78-6
Chemical Formula: C4H8O2
Molar Mass: 88.10512 g
State of Matter: colorless liquid
Mass Percent: C 54.528 %; H 9.1521 %; O 36.318 % 
Isomers:  aldol  •  butanoic acid*  •  1,4-dioxane  •  2-methyl-1,3-dioxolane  •  1,3-dioxane  •  acetyl methyl carbinol

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "...odor and flavor of apples." 1

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For More Information

Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 322.