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CAS RN: 141-78-6 | Product Number: A0030

Ethyl Acetate [for Spectrophotometry]

Purity: >99.5%(GC)
  • Acetic Acid Ethyl Ester
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Product Number A0030
Purity / Analysis Method >99.5%(GC)
Molecular Formula / Molecular Weight C__4H__8O__2 = 88.11  
Physical State (20 deg.C) Liquid
CAS RN 141-78-6
Reaxys Registry Number 506104
PubChem Substance ID 87561733
SDBS (AIST Spectral DB) 889
Merck Index (14) 3757
MDL Number


Appearance Colorless clear liquid
Purity(GC) min. 99.5 %
Absorbance(260nm) max. 0.300
Absorbance(270nm) max. 0.020
Absorbance(280nm) max. 0.010
Absorbance(400nm) max. 0.010
Water max. 0.1 %
Properties (reference)
Boiling Point 77 °C
Flash point -3 °C
Specific Gravity (20/20) 0.90
Refractive Index 1.37
Solubility in water Slightly soluble
Solubility (miscible with) Chloroform
Solubility (soluble in) Acetone,Ether,Alcohol,Benzene
Pictogram Pictogram Pictogram Pictogram
Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H319 : Causes serious eye irritation.
H370 : Causes damage to organs.
H336 : May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
H225 : Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Precautionary Statements P260 : Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P210 : Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.
P233 : Keep container tightly closed.
P280 : Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection/ hearing protection.
P370 + P378 : In case of fire: Use dry sand, dry chemical or alcohol-resistant foam to extinguish.
P308 + P311 : IF exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
Related Laws:
EC Number 205-500-4
RTECS# AH5425000
Transport Information:
UN Number UN1173
Class 3
Packing Group II
HS Number 2915390090
Acetylation of Alcohols via Transesterification using Acetylating Reagents


1)Organic Reactions at Alumina Surfaces. An Extremely Simple, Convenient and Selective Method for Acetylating Primary Alcohols in the Presence of Secondary Alcohols.

G. H. Posner, M. Oda, Tetrahedron Lett. 1981, 22, 5003.

2)The Selective Acetylation of Primary Alcohols in the Presence of Secondary Alcohols in Carbohydrates

S. S. Rana, J. J. Barlow, K. L. Matta, Tetrahedron Lett. 1981, 22, 5007.

3)A Green and Regioselective Acetylation of Thioglycoside with Ethyl Acetate

P. Liang, Y. Lu, T. Tang, Tetrahedron Lett. 2010, 51, 6928.

4)A Simple, General, and Highly Chemoselective Acetylation of Alcohols Using Ethyl Acetate as the Acetyl Donor Catalyzed by a Tetranuclear Zinc Cluster

T. Iwasaki, Y. Maegawa, Y. Hayashi, T. Ohshima, K. Mashima, Synlett 2009, 1659.

5)Protection for the Hydroxyl Group, Including 1,2- and 1,3-Diols

P. G. M. Wuts, in Greene’s Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis, 5th ed., ed. by P. G. M. Wuts, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2014, Chap. 2, 17.

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